Your Flight Into the Cloud

Queue the music maestro… 2018 starts with a James Bond style explosion.  Too sidechannel attacks were published called Meltdown and Spectre resepectively.  They allow malicious actors to read memory addresses on a machine that does not belong to them.  What does this mean in simple terms?  Come and sit down on my knee young Padawan […]

Everyone has heard my stories of “Back in my day _____.”  Graybeard Karate has been teaching himself some python-fu to round out his security toolkit.  While creating brute-forcers and crackers for his red-teaming activities he thought about distributing executables to Windows like in the old days of Internet scumbaggery.  Naturally he ran into good ole py2exe, […]

A client comes to our firm to find out whether an intern took unauthorized photos of confidential talking points in order to warn the competition. Though the suspect had a private iPhone, he backed it up to a corporate system. We use the backup to correlate unauthorized activity with corporate policy. [pdf-embedder url=””] Karadi, Gouthum […]

It’s a Trap! MSFT: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish For almost twenty years I have consulted for the top firms in many industries.  These include the largest web hosting provider in the first Internet, the world’s largest software company and the world’s largest firm and retailer.  These positions include Enterprise Security, Cloud, Hosting, Configuration Management, you name […]

Microsoft Cybersecurity Summit Keynote
March 29, 2016

Nearly thirteen years ago, I worked on the largest outbreaks in corporate history.  As a third-party validator for  ExecHot, the Top 500 Microsoft customers, I traveled to client sites to mitigate the impacts of Nimda, CodeRed and SQL Slammer.  Today I attended Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Virtual Summit.  For a professional with many years of current experience, […]

When I was a youth, education at a top ten University in the United States of America (USA) cost about $25,000/yr.  At my Alma Mater, Berkeley, you also took five instead of four years for  about $125,000.00.  The first several years of my education involved accepting money from my folks which I promptly wasted along […]

Golden Age Part I – Captain of Your Fate
February 15, 2016

Everyone alive today knows only a world of growth.  Before protesting, please listen.  In all of recorded human history, fewer wars are being fought, more children survive to adulthood and those adults live longer more educated lives than ever before.  Even in the so-called developing world the children and people prosper.   One minute watching […]

Cloud Computing from Amazon to Azure
February 11, 2016

Virtual Nexus offers the latest in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Computing.  Build your billion dollar app with us! We can federate your identity with almost any other firm allowing you customers and partners to login with Facebook, Office 365, or Multi-Factor Authentication from many industry providers.

Zite – Your own personal magazine on iOS
September 26, 2013

Zite is hands down the best iOS magazine.  Why?  Because it is made from your preferences.  It takes your likes and dislikes and makes a real magazine. Uses webpages Articles Your likes and dislikes Customizable Free Watch our video walkthrough.  

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