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CanSecWest 2011

March 24, 2011

Yes, that’s right…  After many, many years of wanting to attend this conference, I finally made it.  CanSecWest has been heralded as one of the best, top-quality security conferences that you can attend, and while I actually made it across the pond a few years ago to speak at EUSecWest, the logistics for getting up to CanSecWest just never worked out for me…  until this year.


What, no ToorCon???

September 30, 2008

So apparently quite a few people have come to expect and enjoy my summaries of conferences I’ve attended, because I’ve already gotten a number of inquiries as to why I haven’t yet posted about this last weekend’s ToorCon.  In short, it’s because I wasn’t there!


ATARI: What’s in a name?

February 12, 2008

I have long been fascinated with self-given names, and the effect they have on the entity being named. Having grown up with my roots firmly planted in the computer security underground, I regularly met and dealt with people identified only by their self-given handles (pseudonyms). I soon began to notice that many of these people seemed to embody traits and mannerisms that coincidentally aligned with the character assumptions and mental imagery that their handle’s subject-matter embodied. After a while I began to wonder, did these personal traits cause the person to name themselves in a certain way, or did naming oneself a certain name begin to manifest such  corresponding traits in the individual? I’ve done some preliminary research into this subject, however I’m not quite ready to release my results… that’s a discussion for another time. Instead, today I want to comment on an observation regarding an entity of another type; a corporation.


Metroid Security Mechanism

November 16, 2007

Having recently played most of the way through Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, I came across an interesting security mechanism in the game that I haven’t really seen paralleled in the real world…