For me scripting and programming have never really come easily. It is something that I need to work on, and continue to work at. Programming though, is something that I have pretty much given up on due to a lack of time. Scripting however is something that I force myself to keep picking at. The sheer versatility of being able to write scripts in PERL, Python or other such language cannot be stressed enough for the security professional. Actually I wrote a two part series on it that you may wish to give a read. It gives a pretty good example of just how versatile a tool, scripting can be. What I plan on doing in the short term is to try and devote an hour a day to scripting. A lofty goal I am sure, but one I will strive to attain. What about you guys, any preferred language?