I work at a federal government data center as a Cyber Security Analyst, employed by ERT Corp, where I focus on application security. I practice ethical hacking, and am even certified in it, among other things. From penetration testing to static code analysis, I get to do some fun things day in and day out.
I care deeply about online privacy and security, and I often write about those things on my blog.
I used to be a locksmith, and before that I was a magician. Harry Houdini is a personal hero of mine, as he was not only a magician but a master locksmith. I like to think those interests are what helped turn me into an IT security professional.
I am a WordPress enthusiast, and have been using it since it was called B2 (this blog, in particular, started on B2!). I have created literally hundreds of WordPress websites, dozens of custom themes, and several plugins.
Here’s a video of me from WordCamp Asheville in 2016, talking about WordPress security:
I released my first solo album a few years ago. It’s an odd blend of trip-hop, electronica, and other strange things.