Online Privacy Projects

Online Privacy

So much of our lives are online, even when we don’t realize it.
This work came from a need to make online privacy something that everyone could understand and integrate into their online hygiene.
Nothing groundbreaking here, but there is a lot to be aware of as a consumer.


Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL)

Every ISSO has fought with managing System Security Plans and the cost of not only trying to develop a compliance capability but in struggling with the impact when those same systems fall out of compliance moments after (or sometimes during) assessment. OSCAL is an important development, not just because it promises to lower cost and level of effort, but because it could actually make systems more secure. But, will the market realize NIST’s vision?

Cyber Security Projects


As a CISO, most of my daily job is keeping risk at bay, but sometimes it is interesting to look at the strategic side of where the field is going. These are some random thoughts about the future of CyberSecurity.

Kubernetes Projects

Kubernetes Clusters and Hybrid Clouds

I’ve always believed that the best way to lead a team of talented engineers is to not forget where all great projects start – looking at the screen and trying to figure it out. This project has been to take minimal hardware and make something useful out of it using modern technology, like Kubernetes, Docker, and Ansible. This project replicates what could more easily be done as a cloud service simply to understand how the technology works – and where it fails.

Raspberry PI Village

RaspberryPI Village

One of the best memories I have as a kid is getting my first computer. While today, that is a much different experience for most kids than it was for me back then, I wanted to encourage some of the wonders that inspired me to take on this lifelong passion. RPI Village gives kids a $60 computer that they can do everything from hardware hacking, programming, and STEM education to web surfing and playing games.

Lock Sport Village

Lock Sport Village

Give a man a fish… no wait, that’s the wrong analogy. There is nothing more interesting than watching someone pick their first lock. This sport is truly an inspirational one for the hacker in us all. As a proud member of TOOOL, I enjoy learning about and sharing my enthusiasm for the sport of lock picking.

Plex Media Server Workflow

Plex Media Server Workflow

While this started with just understanding how to play my music around the house, getting to know Plex has encouraged my digital packrat and somewhat more obsessive characteristics as a perfectionist. What better foil for creating and managing a modern server production pipeline!

Block Chain Projects


So every time I think about if I knew then what I know now, I would be far richer. However, then I think about Blockchain and realize that we are still in the ‘before times’. This is an amazing field for growth and I’m excited to learn more about it.