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I've been thinking about where I wanted to direct my focus within the networking industry of late.   I've always been interested in security and privacy, so studying the Cisco Security pathway made sense. Working in a NOC type environment has a use for security, but it doesn't come up all that much past access lists, securing the router, VPN's and…

The '60 Minutes' TV show recently had a presentation which documented staff from DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), a U.S. based company, hacking a car. Conspiracy theorists (See: Michael Hastings) and automation driven industries are likely going to be very interested in these developments. Imagine what could be done, especially if these cars are connected globally like many 'Internet of…

I've been reading Gregory David Roberts' Shantaram over the past months and have found some amazing stories and quotes throughout. The book is about an Australian man who escaped a New Zealand prison and fled to India to seek refuge. Shantaram has many interesting stories and niches that even after 500 pages of reading, it still draws me to read…

Securely creating your own Cloud Backup Solution There are many options available to backup content to the cloud, but I wanted something that I had complete control over. After some digging into various tools, I discovered two android apps; Tasker and FolderSync. Tasker allows you to automate a huge array of functions within android, one of which I have setup is…

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