I get a lot of questions about my laptop, ranging from “Windows or Mac?” to “do you have a preferred chipset for Ethernet NICs.”

Well, with the exception of “neither” to the first question, most things will vary. Rather than talk about specific hardware or version choices, I’m going to talk about Architecture; in future posts I’ll talk about specific ways of implementing my Infrastructure architecture for supporting penetration testing, but for now we will focus on the high level. This design is Reasonably secure in the right hands, fast, and extremely flexible.