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Hi, I'm Mark.

I make security and privacy easier to understand.

Technology is complicated. Understanding how social media, hackers, ad tech, cybercrime, and the rest of it impact you and your community is hard.

I explore how we can build technology that has strong privacy and security protections built in by design. Whether that's in the cloud, on your smartphone, or anywhere else. I try to make it easier for everyone to know what impact technology has on their lives.

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Recent Posts

My last posts that don't fall into one of the categories below.

The Failure of the Most Desirable Security Control Ever

The Twitter blue checkmark started as a security control and slowly turned into social status. What happened to the security part?

My Toaster Works so Well It Almost Burnt Down My House

Toasters work so well that you forget they need maintenance. If we could get to taht level with cybersecurity controls we’d be lucky…until we weren’t

Making 'included_files' in Netlify Functions Actually Work

The included_files feature of Netlify Functions can be confusing. Here’s how to get it working.

Things I've Learned About AWS

Posts written as community education and outreach while I was a member of the AWS Heroes program.

AWS re:Invent 2022 Attendee Guide: Security

Trying to come up to speed on cloud security at AWS re:Invent 2022? Here’s my session guide for attendees of all levels.

Accelerating innovation at AWS Security

CJ Moses, CISO of AWS, delivers a leadership session to highlight the state of security and what’s next.

Werner Vogels Keynote Play-by-play

Highlights from Dr. Werner Vogel’s keynote at AWS re:Invent 2022.

CBC Technology Columns

References and write-ups based on my technology column series for CBC Radio.

ChatGPT Delivers Ideas and Answers on Demand, If You Know How To Ask

ChatGPT makes the GPT-3 large language model usable in conversational scenarios. What impact will this have?

Mastodon's Promising Federated Approach Will Frustrate You More Than Twitter

Mastodon is an open-source federated social media network. Twitter users are flocking to it only to find furstration.

Has the EU Finally Made the U in USB-C Actually Stand for Universal?

The EU has mandated all smartphones use USB-C to charge by 2024, all laptops by 2026. It’s about time.

From My Time At Lacework

Posts that I wrote in my role as a Distinguished Cloud Strategist for Lacework.

How your cloud security practice can support teams working at wildly different maturity levels

Your centralized security needs to support a variety of teams building in the cloud…and they all have differing levels of maturity.

The top challenge for your cloud security practice isn’t what you think

For stronger security, stop focusing on cybercriminals and pay attention to how your teams are building in the cloud.

The future of security means focusing on people

AWS re:Inforce brought the people side of security into sharp focus.

From My Time At Trend Micro

From my time as a Vice President at Trend Micro, posts about cybercrime, security, and privacy.

Let's Talk Cloud - Season 2

The second series of my live streaming series for Trend Micro. In it,I speak to various cloud leaders about what’s happening in cloud.

Let's Talk Cloud - Season 1

In this live streaming series for Trend Micro, I speak to various cloud leaders about what’s happening in cloud.

4 Principles for Hybrid Cloud Success

Four principles to help you navigate a cloud migration and the realities of hybrid cloud.

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