Geek, Husband, Father of 6
Two special needs children (blind, nonverbal, etc)
- Adopted from China
- Our two adopted children are not biologically related as many people suspect
20+ years in IT
- IT Operations - NetOps performance monitoring
- Security Operations - Host based intrusion, perimeter security, etc
- Big Data
- Technical sales and leadership roles in two large software companies on the West coast
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About the Show
SysOp - The system operator of a Bulletin Board System
- First BBS (CBBS) software created by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess in 1978 as a way to stay connected with their computer club during a brutal winter
- BBS’s were computer systems set up as servers which allowed others to connect over dial-in modems to exchange messages, chat, share files, and interact in other ways. These humble systems were often simple desktop computers sitting in someone’s home
- BBS’s tended to be very personal as users typically dialed into local numbers in their vicinity as to not incur long distance charges
- The SysOp was the admin, owner, and facilitator of the BBS and would often communicate directly with users.
Regular Show Format
- Share comments, letters, follow-up materials, etc from previous episode
- Tip of the week (Security, apps, hacks, etc)
- 2 -3 news stories, articles, interesting nuggets from the web
- Closing comments
Regular Show Schedule
I will release a new episode and upload weekly on Sunday evening so listeners can begin the work week with access to the latest episode.
Episode One Content
Security keys for Apple ID
- Available with IOS 16.3
- Yubico - hardware security key manufacturer - https://yubico.com
- Multi-factor auth Authentication using two or more factors to achieve authentication. Factors are (i) something you know (e.g., password/personal identification number); (ii) something you have (e.g., cryptographic identification device, token); and (iii) something you are (e.g., biometric). Source(s): NIST SP 1800-12b under multifactor authentication
- What is NIST?
What is Mastodon? I did have a link to recent blog post I made, but I took that blog down after the recording of the podcast. Here is where you can learn more about Mastodon.
- November 2022 Meta laid off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce
- Google, IBM, and SAP, and others have made significant layoffs already this year
- Many of these layoffs are being blamed on slowdowns in customer demand, recession worries, and issues related to the COVID pandemic