Small Life Update!
So the move was a success. It was a grueling few days of entirely too much driving, too much running around and way too many boxes, but it went off pretty smoothly, and compared to my last few moves where the temperatures were in the high 90's, moving in the low 80's felt like a dream by comparison.
I've finally managed to get all of my home network back up and running, managing to get my VM server successfully shoved into a closet corner and connected to the wifi without too much trouble. Since we're in a smaller apartment now, I genuinely wasn't sure if I was going to be able to find a place to set it up where it could run. Having had it sitting out in my office previously, it's not the ideal noise and heat generator you want constantly running in the place you work and play games.
I'm still planning to get back to the Windows lab soon. Everything right now is a bit up in the air, as my workload at work may be changing, thought it's ultimately for the best. A spot opened up on our team in the Web Application Scanning and Pen Testing side of things, which is awesome. It's something I'd love to learn more about, and admittedly, it's also my weakest area. Even according to my little graph on TryHackMe, the web portion is far and away way less developed than my other knowledge realms. So it's a fun challenge, something that will be a really nice break from the usual grind at work, and something I'm interested in. It's also going to be a massive undertaking in terms of taking on the learning, getting my hands and brain wrapped around the new tools and ways of understanding things, and finding time to study for the certification path I'm hoping to get through work to help with it.
So, yeah. That's where things are at now. I may be pursuing another GIAC certification, which was pretty enjoyable the last time around, though I've heard the GWAPT is much more intense than the GSEC I previously got. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some time next week to spin up my Windows VM's and knock out a few runs of Bloodhound and Responder to document those tools.