Here are some resources that I have found helpful over the years.


  • The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O’Donnell
  • The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim
  • The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
  • Time Managment for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli
  • Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age by Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne, Bill Gates (Foreword)
  • Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense by John Strand, Paul Asadoorian, Ben Donnelly, Bryce Galbraith, Ethan Robish
  • Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory, 5th Edition by Brian Desmond, Joe Richards, Robbie Allen, Alistair G. Lowe-Norris
  • Extreme Privacy: What It Takes to Disappear by Michael Bazzell
  • The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk by N. K. McCarthy, Matthew Todd and Jeff Klaben


Conference Month Location Link
Shmoocon January Washington DC
Enigma January USA{year}
PancakesCon January Online
Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) February Norway
RSA Conference March CA
SecureWorld March/April MA
Altseccon April Canada
BSides Boston April MA
Paranoia May Oslo
Blue Team Con June IL
The Diana Initiative July/Aug Online/LasVegas
BSides LasVegas August LasVegas
BlackHat USA August LasVegas
DefCon August LasVegas
NamesCon September TX
Wild West Hackin Fest October SD
HIP New York October NYC
Layer 8 Conference October Online/RI
Microsoft Ignite November FL
AWS ReInvent December LasVegas
Midwest Management Summit (MMS) May USA