Category: Rant

Curmudgeon Information Security Officer

After reading the first third of “Disrupted; My Misadventure in the startup bubble” by Dan Lyons I realized that I had been marketing myself all wrong. Hiring managers like the little-emperors of China want happy, go-lucky, youthful, soft individuals to…

Threat actor zero (TA0)

When Mandiant came out with the APT1 report the world was shattered into two camps. In the first camp was a group of people who were happy to have more information on the bad guys entering their networks and doing…

If the job sucks be awesome

I see a lot of discussion at hacker cons or security cons depending on your predilection that says something to the effect “I’m burned out and drink to much.” The information security community has a hidden underbelly that hangs over…

LinkedIN profile is toast….

I did away with another social media service. Buh bye LinkedIn. Why? In the what is becoming an old adage, if you aren’t paying for the product you are the product, I couldn’t figure out what LinkedIn was giving me.…

The lost art of making do

Let’s face it, we all like things that are new and shiny. When given a choice most of us pick new over old. The ongoing economic recession has made it more challenging for all of us to get the new…