I started last week at a new client out in the farm lands of Pennsylvania. Out of my comfort zone, this involved a hotel stay at the Inn at Leolas, a new client with a barrage of new concepts and code. I was issued a new laptop, new e-mail, new MSDN account - more stuff to manage. I did utilize a Google Chrome feature of setting up a Chrome profile for the new account. This let me setup a profile with bookmarks, applications and settings specific to the account I will use at the client.
I am following a basic process for performance testing:
- Understand client issues that prompted their request for a specialist.
- Identify target environments to test
- Create test environment to plan and design tests
- Plan and design tests
- Execute tests and capture results
- Analyze results
- Write report, include approach, results and recommendations
- Present findings and recommendations
I started a project for a server to run on my robot kits using GoPiGo as a prototype. Find it on Github, command. I ran into issues with the node-gopigo module, may need to write an interface and stub it out to work on the services code off robot.
I was approved and registered to go to SecureWorld Philadelphia in April. I also signed up for the "Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework" training option. While Database Solutions may not directly implement a Cybersecurity framework, I consider it critical that we understand what our clients are building.