Changing Direction

How my career is changing.

January 17, 2020 · 1 min · Chris

Growth in Chaos

Acknowledgment of the book I just finished reading [Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos”]( “Jordan Peterson: “12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos””) and I can not say enough good things about this book. As the subtitle implies, this book deals with helping the reader create order out of the chaos of life. There are brilliant ideas Peterson puts forth which I already knew, but couldn’t articulate, and the effectiveness of Peterson’s words shocked me....

August 12, 2018 · 1 min · Chris

Self Evaluation

Recently, work hosted an event designed to bring my team closer together. Using the Surepeople PRISM, we spent the morning discussing our dominant psychological traits and how we can use them to better interact as a team. I thought the exercise was brilliant, and it led me to seek out other tools to broaden my self awareness. The first such tool I uncovered was the Johari Window. Johari Window My ultimate self awareness goal is to shrink the “Blind Spot” window as much as possible....

June 15, 2017 · 2 min · Chris

Birthday - Asteroids

Recently, I celebrated a birthday. Typically, this is a joyous time, and I have many things to be grateful for. However, this birthday comes during a difficult year. As my wife and I were discussing this the other day, I realized that life can be a lot like the Atari game ‘Asteroids’. Atari Asteroids You, as the ship, must be able to re-orient and overcome challenges (blast asteroids) frequently and rapidly....

October 5, 2016 · 2 min · Chris

Make a connection

This post was inspired by a client who came to me and said “I do not understand all of these findings, can you explain them to me?”, referring to my web application penetration test deliverable. We spoke for an hour, as I described the findings to him. I corrected him when his understanding was shaky, and I confirmed where his understanding was solid. He had a development background, and was studying for a security certification, but he was managing a large security project for a well-known company and I was surprised to learn he was a security newbie....

September 18, 2015 · 3 min · Chris