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16 April 2019


I often ignore emails if they don’t seem relevant to me, but I received this email, and several follow-up emails that I said to myself “hey, I’ll read this and figure out what they wanted.” So, let’s look at this together! First thing I noticed was that the article he has here is similar to…

11 April 2018

Podcast: Professionally Evil Perspective with Amanda Berlin

Nathan and I got to interview Amanda and talk about her book, Defensive Security Handbook, more details here:   Podcast here:

11 April 2018

Podcast: Kateo takes on new challenges in security research

I was fortune enough to be a guest on RallySecurity podcast! Check out their website:

19 February 2018

Things my mom says

Here are some of the things my mom taught me as a child, hopefully they can help you, too. You have time for what you make time for. This is for all the times I said “but MOM, I don’t have TIME to do _____” as a kid. This is a constant reminder whenever I’m…

25 January 2018

CANAL Interview Process

When I was a manager at the network research lab (CANAL: Central’s Advanced Network Architecture Laboratory), I had the opportunity to be creative and perform interviews in order to hire new students for the lab. This process that we created stole a few ideas from other schools and mostly was just a lot of fun…

22 January 2018

How I got into InfoSec

I WAS BORN HERE. Okay, no really, everyone has a different story for how they got into this field, here’s mine. If you don’t want to hear my kid stories, skip on down to Career 😉 Nostalgic I’m going to go way back in time, to when I was roughly 6 years old. My oldest…

22 January 2018

Podcast: What is Converge and BSides Detroit?

I had another opportunity on Tim DeBlock’s Exploring Information Security podcast, this time to talk about Converge:

22 January 2018

Podcast: Introduction to RTLAMR w/ Doug (Bemasher)

I had the opportunity to host the Professionally Evil podcast:

22 January 2018

Podcast: How to set up a wifi pineapple?

Tim DeBlock’s Exploring Information Security podcast:

19 January 2018

2017 Year End Review – #misec Jackson, January 9th

This is by far the strangest way to give a presentation. Originally, I was going to be there in person, but I had to be in Canada for work during the presentation. So before I left, Kyle and I recorded this. It’s a slightly different style and a completely new way of delivering content. Here’s…