Personal Thoughts

Master of Administration : Done!
February 10, 2020   |   Personal Thoughts

As always, I was not really active around for the last few months or even the last year. At least, I had a good reason this time. I was kind of busy writing my essay for the master’s degree. I began a graduate degree in September 2013 with a specialization in IT governance, audit, and security at Université de Sherbrooke. The program is accredited by ISACA to learn on the seven domains related to the CISA certification.

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Website Update & Hugo Framework
April 9, 2019   |   Personal Thoughts

Well, I should definitely work on my master’s essay but I thought it could be a good time to update my website. Again. Less than 2 months after the previous version… WordPress to Hugo Framework WordPress is certainly the most popular blog platform. However, a popular application, with many available plugins developed by third parties, also means a good target for malicious actors. The result is to have many weekly updates.

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CISSP Certified and the Next Steps
February 1, 2019   |   Personal Thoughts

I finally obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. It is definitely the most well-known certification in the information security industry and the one recommended for any professionals in this field. What is the CISSP? It is not necessarily the most technical or specialized certification. It would seem that information security is one unique specific area but it’s quite the opposite when there are so many possible domains. The CISSP is the ideal certification that allows someone to know a little bit of everything on all these specializations.

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Kantoku: Fin du projet et retour possible
September 17, 2017   |   Personal Thoughts

This post was published when this blog was also in French. This post is available in English. Kantoku était une application autohébergée pour les entreprises afin de pouvoir gérer facilement leur gouvernance, risque et conformité TI (GRC). Comme mentionné dans une publication précédente, j’ai développé cette application pendant les premiers mois de 2016. Au début du projet, c'était une solution Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) avec une infrastructure en haute disponibilité sur AWS. Toutefois, j’avais rapidement décidé de retirer cette infrastructure en arrière de la solution SaaS.

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Kantoku: Project Shutdown and Future Comeback
September 17, 2017   |   Personal Thoughts

Kantoku is a self-hosted application for companies to manage their IT governance, risk management and compliance (GRC). As mentioned in a previous post, I developed this application during the first part of 2016. At first, it was a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution with a really nice high availability infrastructure on AWS. However, I had to put aside the infrastructure behind the SaaS solution. Back then, it was mostly a question of priorities.

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Past 3 years, and a new beginning
December 30, 2016   |   Personal Thoughts

It has been a little more than 3 years since I graduated from my bachelor degree. I must admit, it has not been always simple to figure out what I wanted to do. It could have been easier, but overall, I understand now why those different experiences were required for me. Deloitte In 2014, I got my first full-time job related to my bachelor, and it took me almost a year after graduation to finally receive an offer.

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