"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." – Oscar Wilde
"Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling." - Vincent Van Gogh
Passionate, intense and inquisitive father, husband, son, brother, boss, employee, friend, foe, techie, student, mammal, homo sapien, inhabitor of planet earth, etc...
"Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion." - Ray Kurzweil
Essay Assignment You are the CISO of a large company. Using your own machine as an example, tell me how you would harden your own machine and how you would harden machines across the company, using ideas garnered from this class. Final Exam
Discussion Post Desktop Virtualization Discuss whether desktop virtualization is a panacea. No, virtualization (desktop or server) is not a panacea. While complex, attackers can exploit hypervisor technology by virtualizing an operating system and running the malware at a level below the virtualized workloads, at the hypervisor layer. This approach makes the malware very hard to […]
Discussion Post Discuss how testing of ani-malware should be conducted. The only absolute rule seems to be, don’t conduct anti-malware testing on your production systems. Testing of anti-malware should be performed in an isolated malware testing environment, and care should be taken to ensure that the system is completely isolated. For example, if you construct […]