Sunday, March 18, 2018

InfoSecWorld 2018 - The Hacker Carnival

I am proud to announce I am speaking at InfoSecWorld 2018 on March 19th - 3:20pm in Grand Republic B. Come say hi and hear about the Hacker Carnival.

We will be talking about how you engage your security team and get them to build relationships via a mini-conference we call the Hacker Carnival. The goal is to create security awareness training that makes everyone aware of the security team and not just aware of security.

I hope to see you there. You can read more about it at this link or below:

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pumprake with swappable 3D printed rake adapaters

Halloween is about a month away and stores will be lined with these electric pumpkin carving tools.

I thought it was time I revisited a project I started Halloween of last year. The below is the story and build, but the TL;DR can be found in this video.
I created a 3D printed part that allows you to swap rakes in the Pumpkin Master electric pumpkin carver.

You can check out the video then jump to the STL file and print your own: 

You can find the Pumpkin Masters electric carving tools on Amazon, but I generally find them cheaper at CVS and Walgreens.

Want to know more, keep reading after the break.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

DHS - Corporate Security Symposium - Cyber Mitigation and Response Panel

I was pleased to have the opportunity to be a panelist at the Department of Homeland Security - Corporate Security Symposium in Orlando, FL. The panel of public and private sector security professionals covered some of the important topics businesses need to know to prepare for a potential breach and how to respond once a breach occurs. Beyond the panel I was on there were fascinating panels on the growth of Executive and Project Protection from major players like Amazon, Microsoft, and Disney. The day concluded with a breakdown of the response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting which was terrifying and riveting. It showed how law enforcement agencies worked together to respond and eliminate the threat.

If you get a chance to attend one of these symposiums I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tripwire - State of Security - The Skills Gap is an "Entry Level" Problem

Tripwire invited me to blog about the skills gap in information security. Many strong arguments conclude there is a gigantic skills gap with position that can't be filled while others that believe the skills gap is a made up discussion. No matter your belief in this post we look at some of the ways to avoid being a company that cannot find the right security talent as well as ways to grow your current IT talent pool into security professionals.

Check out the blog post here:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tripwire - State of Security - Whitelisting Relationships

Tripwire asked me back to guest blog about building relationships between security and other groups in an organization. In this blog post we think through some of the modern challenges of building productive and useful relationships that help make an organization more secure.

Check out the blog post here:

Friday, September 23, 2016

HackUCF - Panel - Careers in Infosec

I was delighted to be invited to be a panel speaker at the University of Central Florida.

HackUCF is UCF's Collegiate Cyber Defense Club. They won the national championship the last three years in a row. It was a great panel with a number of my peers and colleagues to help students understand what it takes to get into information security as a career.

You can learn more about the panel here:

Check out HackUCF here:

Check out the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition here: 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Enterprise Security Weekly - Episode 15 - Documentation

I had a blast on Enterprise Security Weekly Episode 15! Paul and John invited me on to comment on my Tripwire State of Security blog post - The Hottest Security Technology You Didn’t See on the Black Hat Floor

Check it out out below. It's a great episode, they split it into two segments both are below. The second segment is the discussion we had and the first segment is the news. I placed the segment with me first below, but watch the whole episode as there is good stuff there.