You know what I’m thankful for? Target.  Where else are you going to find a 6 shelf, 80 inch bookcase for $35?  Sure, it’s made of cheap wood and sways I bit if I bump into it, but hell… I gotta display my excessive collection of books some how.  If I’m going to spend a […]

I left college with a decent amount of programming experience, mostly in Java, but never really had an opportunity to actually use it.  Sure, I had an <sarcasm>absolute blast</sarcasm> creating everything from calculators, to red-black trees, to web servers while at school, but I was never really able to apply it to something I found […]

Even if you’re not working in the cyber security field or keep up to date with infosec news, you’ve probably heard of a group called Anonymous.  If you haven’t heard the name, you’ve most likely heard about one of their many news-worthy operations such as Operation KKK, Operation Ice ISIS, or Case Donald Trump.  I […]

Jeremy Brown gave an awesome presentation at DEFCON 18 about Exploiting SCADA systems. That was almost 7 years ago. Several other industry professionals including my self have given presentations on defending, security, and exploiting these systems. They are all posted online and you can access them for free. All of these talks highlight a common […]

At this point, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Apple’s on-going fight with the FBI over allowing backdoors into iPhones.  In the world of cyber security, encryption, and privacy, this is the battle that will set the tone for the impending war.  I have an enormous amount of respect for Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.  In an […]

Who ever said “work smarter, not harder” obviously had a Shodan account.  This is a little story of how I managed to run a relatively simple audit against the company I work for in under 15 minutes.  Again, if you haven’t read my blog post on the basics of Shodan, I would highly recommend giving […]

Considering the massive response I got from the last post about Shodan, I figured I should do a follow up.  Thank you to all who re-tweeted the link, and a big shout out to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, for the publicity.  Bro of the year.  If you haven’t read through my last post, I […]