Paying Ransomware is Harmful: Invest in proactive defense instead.

Paying the pirates has never been a good idea. The long history shows that paying the ransom only increases the financial incentives for more ransoms. Here is how you can use Threat Actor / Capability modeling and practically free counter measures to protect yourself.

Top 5 Cyber Security Self-Defense Tips for Businesses with Custom Applications

Since there is no Internet coast guard coming to your aid, here are the top five tips for your company to be better prepared for your own self-defense against cyber attack.

Cross-site Scripting Injection Attacks Using SVG Images

Cross-Site Scripting attacks can come from a variety of vectors, this article is an explaination of an unusual vector where javascript is embedded within a scalable vector graphics image.

Lava lamps providing randomness for security!

Lava Lamps as a security tool is an old idea, once covered by a patent. This is why I proudly display a Lava Lamp in my office within my web cam shot.

Testing: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Testing, while not always glorious, is a vital part of a good code base. Tests and code should go hand in hand.

Streamlining Workflows With Docker

Working on numerous projects can require significant time to set up locally. With Docker, we have streamlined this process to mere minutes.

Practical APPSEC starts with people first, processes second, and technology last

Technology purchases cannot solve application security. Improving security is a matter of people, processes, and technology. Here's how to invest developer education and processes first.

How to Set Up and Encrypt an External SSD and Run Docker Images Externally

Running multiple Docker images locally can eat up a lot of disk space. Computers with smaller hard drives will have a problem keeping up. We can mitigate this issue by setting up an encrypted external ssd to run our Docker images and free up local disk space

Financial Plan for a New Computer Under Warranty

As a computing professional, top end computers are a necessity for your livelihood. Here's how setting aside just $69/month will ensure you can buy a new computer at any time and have the funds for guilt free technology splurges.

Development time is money, therefore I RAID

Why I optimize for redundancy via RAID and multiple computers as a developer for whom development time is money instead of relying on a single high end laptop.