I am known around the social web as Teksquisite, a self-employed IT consultant/writer/editor with over twenty years of combined computing experience in higher education, hardware, software, network security, Internet security, open source, webdev content management, and social media expertise. I mainly blog about tech and Internet security, deepweb-type stuff, and how social media and the baddies intersect.
I am currently a freelance security consultant/blogger at Teksquisite and have been consulting in social media since 2010.. Previously I worked as the security technology editor/social media manager for Fortscale (Insider threats) and was the prior publication manager for Norse Corporation (threat intelligence). I hold a B.S. in Sociology from Southern Oregon University [minor in CS].
I also enjoy writing technical documents [whitepapers, presentations, tutorials, blogs] and have a penchant for creating thought leadership content.I absolutely love doing research—specifically in the realm of security. I spend a lot of time (during my free time) lurking deep within the rabbit hole of the Darknet. Some of the things I see are not healthy for the human mind, and certainly not a place for those who can’t hang with deviants. I do it for the passion of ongoing research and because I want to make the digital world a better place for my children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandparents, moms, dads, uncles, aunts, friends, acquaintances, associates, and unknown neighbors.
Though I am a sporodic blogger at my TekSec blog, I do blog in other spaces on the web:
- As a Dell Corporation Insight Partner at the now defunct PowerMore blog [2014-2016] where you can find the remnants of my work at the DellEMC TechOne UK site..
- You can find a few of my blogs over at Tripwire in their tag archive:
- ITSecurity UK, a small independent organization: a community composed of specially selected and invited of independent thought leaders.
- The Fortscale Security Insider blog [Insider threats, UEBA & machine learning.]
Unfortunately all of my security writing clips and thought leadership ideas (as well as the entire blog] disappeared when Norse Corporation bit the dust. You can read about their demise over at Krebs on Security and my blip here.
I am currently available for remote contract positions and could possibly consider a permanent position—if the fit is right.
Favorite quote: “The user’s going to pick dancing pigs over security every time.” —Bruce Schneier