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Recap of 2022


The year 2022 is coming to it’s end and since I got some spare time, might as well write my personal recap.

log4j and ransomeware

When log4j got public attention in the beginning of 2022 (altough it got discovered in the end of 2021) the IT world was in panic and patch mode. Administrators worked overtime and Security Professionals had their hands full with consultancy and a lot of mail + paperwork. The list of companies who got attacked by ransomware seems endless, as does the effort in making them understand to take their security more seriously.

Fact is: Attacks will never stop and the threats will not disappear overnight!


On the personal side; This year was the year of certifications. I spent a lot of time to broaden my knowledge and did some pretty great courses and bootcamps for red teaming. Since everyones time is limited, including mine, my goal to finish the CISSP in 2022, is postponed to 2023. I calculated my learning schedule too unrealistic, which sometimes resulted in frustrations because I couldn’t meet the goals I set for myself.


As already mentioned, time is limited. I wanted to write a long blogpost about Haiku1, an Opensource OS and the spiritual successor of BeOS2, but it’s still in draft mode and will take some time until it’s finished. However, and that’s the takeaway I can already give; It’s the working mans OS and it’s great!

In short

The year was great! Had lots of great moments (private + work) and I’m really looking forward to 2023!

  1. https://haiku-os.org ↩︎

  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeOS ↩︎