KALYPTO (IN)SECURITY

Research, demonstrations, and popcorn

How to lose an InfoSec job before you’re hired

Recently I have seen many posts from out-of-work security researchers who are looking for gainful employment.  It is never a bad idea to exhaust every resource you can when looking for a job, but you should be mindful about the request you are making, the demands you have, and the impact to your acquisition of…

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Stephen Hawking, the future, and women

Stephen Hawking passed away today at the age of 76.  Many thought it would come much earlier in his life.  Many thought it would never happen because he was a super genius from another dimension (sarcasm).  Regardless, the world lost one of the most brilliant and beautiful minds ever known to the planet Earth. Stephen…

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Gutting Net Neutrality is an attempt to control information

What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is a simple concept.  At it’s very basic meaning, it is an order that all internet traffic must be treated equal without regard to source, destination, or monetary compensation.  This means that the traffic from The Washington Post and The Intercept must be treated the same as traffic from…

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Classified Information

First, let me say that I am a self-contradicting person.  I am a collector of knowledge.  I seek information that is hard to find or I shouldn’t know.  The reason is simple, with knowledge comes power… the power to make informed decisions instead of blindly following whatever you are told.  Instead, I seek to get…

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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is here again.  This is the time of year we reflect on our lives, our freedoms, and most importantly, the people who gave their lives for you to have your life.  This is not Veteran’s Day, this is specifically to remember those who have died in the name of The United States of…

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Pi – 3/14 @ 1:59:26 AM

Pi is a number that has enamored people for hundreds of years.  While it is much older and was known far longer, it recently (within the last 250-ish years) became super popular.  Here are some facts to think about on Pi Day: Pi as a calculation has been known for over four-thousand years. Babylonians and…

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Let’s get some self-respect back

I see a lot of arguments between people who have no clue about the truth behind the topics and points being argued. I miss the old days of the internet being solely for cat videos and pictures of what people ate for dinner. I always thought that was stupid… but it sure beat watching people…

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Have a Happy New Year and Don’t Drive Drunk

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.  I hope you all get to go out and spend time with family and friends to ring in the new year with cheer.  After the year we have had, we can all only hope that 2017 turns out better than 2016.  I have…

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Help Save a Veteran’s Life

This week we lost another brave soul who stood up for his country.  Justin was a man that served his country with honor and always had the backs of his friends and family.  Unfortunately, the demons won.  Justin left behind a wife and daughter and I am sick of this happening.  There is more we can do. …

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Security and Voting

The issues around voting are enormous.  I couldn’t even pretend to know them all or understand the full impact.  Especially without being able to examine the voting machines being utilized for this election.  That being said, there are some very minor changes that could be made in order to further secure the voting process and…

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