Friday, November 14, 2014

Introducing Rod Castillo, Managing Director for OEM and Integration

It's been a heck of the week, and I'm happy as a hatter knowing we brought on a new Managing Director in the Lab this week.

Rod Castillo is handling our OEM Integration projects for Threat Recon.  We've had an enormous amount of interest in companies hitting the Threat Recon API, and with nearly a dozen integrations in the works, it seemed like the right time to bring someone in to assist.

Rod comes at this from an application security background. We worked together years ago at PwC.. my stint was much shorter than his.  Since then, he's been the CISO for Wyndham Hotels, and a consultant for Level 9, and now takes on a new role with us as Managing Director for OEM Integration, Wapack Labs.

We're bringing him up to speed, but he's a heck of a nice guy, smart as hell, and ready to jump in and assist in getting Threat Recon integrated into your environment. Check him out on Linkedin. Rod can be reached at

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What's old is new again! Pay no attention to the Russian spyplanes!

I never did receive my Cold War medal, but heck, these days it's pretty much an afterthought for me anyway. I've got to laugh however. I'm preparing to do a talk next week in Pittsburgh. It's going to focus on the Ivanof doctrine and show up to date timing on how Putin does "new generation" warfare... and phase two of this plan calls for a deception plan --a rouse --to take the focus off of his real objective. Today, that objective is regaining control over pipelines in Eastern Ukraine.

They've been buzzing Sweden. Lost a sub on a fiber node off the coast of Stockholm, and today announced we'll start seeing Bears flying off the east coast.

NATO has upset Putin with their anti-Russian sentiment? Imagine that.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What is Movember?

I've been asked several times in the last week or so "Why are you growing that ugly beard?"

I've been asked if I was homeless, so I finally got a good haircut (manscaping?) to make sure that even with the spotty facial hair that comes from what my grandmother used to tell us was the American Indian side, I still look gooooooooooooddddddd.

So on that... what is Movember, and why is Stutzman going with the homeless look? Because it sparks conversation around men's health. And if you want to contribute money and be involved, check out the official Movember website. It's the real deal. And when you've got family members (like I do) who currently have prostrate cancer, and you think about it every day because the guy is eight months older than me, and you wonder what it must be like to be 52 years old and going through this, the idea of growing facial hair (mine really is bad) for a month to generate conversation is a small price to pay, and maybe, just maybe, it'll help someone.

So when you see me in MD/DC this week, or in Pittsburgh next --I'll be on the podium at a the NIST conference at Pitt --and chuckle at my feeble attempt to show support, know this.. it's for a really good reason... stop me and ask me about it.