Friday, November 13, 2015

Highlights From Facebook's Security@Scale (@SecatScale)

2/4/2016 - Oops! I forgot about this one! Adding it later and then back-dating it. Shhhh!

I have a new post on the Threat Stack blog!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Identifying Insider Threats Within Your Docker Containers

I have a new post on the Threat Stack blog!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Goodbye, TWiT!

Last weekend I unsubscribed from all my TWiT podcasts. The hypocrisy and lack of professionalism finally became too much. I post this on a blog because I have recommended the podcasts to others. While I cannot find every person and rescind my endorsement, I can post my decision here. I will also note that I do not judge anybody who does not make the same decision I made. I may be misinformed or ignorant of key pieces of information, but I do not trust Leo Laporte or his TWiT network anymore

I finally had to confront the duplicity of TWiT when, at the end of Security Now from May 26th, Leo announced that they would not be airing the taping of that show live anymore. Steve Gibson got confused, but Leo explained they would still tape it at the same time, but that they would only air the produced copy later and not the live show. I knew that Leo has often expressed the immense value he gets from the chatroom and doing live shows, so I knew something must have happened. I also knew that since this wasn't the first time, it must have been something bad. It was.

Even so, I might have overlooked it in isolation. I might have at least waited for the dust to settle. My problem is that the list of offenses has grown too long and too pervasive:
  • Leo's affair with his CEO
  • Erik Lanigan's dismissal and eventual death
  • Petty banning of Jason Calacanis
  • Leo accidentally showing sexts on shows
  • Departure of many hosts
  • General misogyny during shows
  • Recent emphasis on virtualized porn
  • Most recent issue
I did not know how much to go into the list. If you want or need to know more, I'm sure Google will help you. It's with a heavy heart that I leave the TWiT army. The shows were well-produced, quirky, funny, and informative. Integrity is one thing TWiT no longer has (if it ever had it), and that's the value that matters most to me. That network. . . is in the can.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ride against cancer

One of my daughter's friends asked for donations toward her dad's bike ride against cancer. Please take a minute to look and donate if you can.

David Sachs's Ride

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SSH to VirtualBox

I had to mess with ssh into VirtualBox this morning. I need NAT on my VM so I can leverage my hosts' VPN, but I want the host to also communicate with the box. No full-on tutorial here, just some pointers to articles that helped:
I ended up not doing the NAT port forwarding and used a second emulated network adapter to speak with the host. Seems to be working okay, although I haven't got the keys completely setup yet.

Monday, February 23, 2015


In case you have not heard through other social media outlets: Bit9 and I have parted ways, which leaves me looking for my next opportunity! Check out my resume.
"Experienced software engineer and leader. Ported flagship Bit9 security product to Linux, implemented real-time signal processing for the Predator drone while at BAE, and published half-a-dozen papers on compiler dataflow analysis while in grad school. Actively looking for next opportunity!"