What’s a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab is a community space for people to gather and fabricate their dreams and ideas. A formal definition of a Fab Lab can be seen at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The Fab Foundation’s website has a map of many Fab Labs around the world and information about the Fab Lab charter and how to start a Fab Lab. Fab Lab San Diego is my little corner for inspiration and outreach. We’re located in the heartRead more

Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do?

I recently had the pleasure of taking a new course through edX. The course, DelftX: EconSec101x Economics of Cybersecurity, adeptly illustrates the many economic issues and behaviors that impact security in practice. I highly recommend the course to those interested in economics and security. Here’s my final reflection essay from the course. Economics of Cybersecurity Reflection Essay Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do? Discussions of security frequently come up in the Open Source Software developmentRead more

Security and Cryptography Gems

I find cryptography and security fascinating. My current knowledge is limited to some math reading on cryptography years ago and some journal articles in IEEE, ACM, and USENIX publications. As a side project for the next year, I want to build my understanding of practical security out in the real world, especially mobile security. Returning from AdaCamp Portland and OSBridge, I was inspired to dig into some resources. Here are a few that I believe to be accessible for experiencedRead more