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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas and has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute. Kevin is also very involved in the open source community. He runs a number of open source projects like SamuraiWTF, Laudanum, Yokoso, and a number of others.

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Active Defenses?

Active defense, often mistakenly called hacking back, is a common topic thrown around the security space lately.  And I think there are a number of...


Where in the RSA is Kevin?

So RSA 2013 in San Francisco is coming up and I will be there for two different parts of the event. First, on the 24th and 25th of February, I will...


Happy New Years!

As we finish 2012 and look forward to 2013, Secure Ideas’ staff would like to wish everyone a happy new year.  We also thought it would be fun to do...


Don’t Trust the Replacement Delivery Guy

Here at Secure Ideas we have had a ton of fun experiences during our work. When we teach or present, people often ask us to talk about the things we...


DerbyCon Bound

So the Secure Ideas staff is pretty excited to be headed to DerbyCon even though Jason is the only one smart enough to fly there. (James, Kevin, Tony...


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SamuraiWTF 2.0? What happened to 1.0?

So the SamuraiWTF project have released the first few release candidates for the formal 2.0 release.  Since the previously available version was...


Life keeps going on....

Wow, I can’t believe it has been this long since my last post. Quite a bit is going on around here. Sarah was born and I am teaching SANS classes...


Mining in a corporate environment

We have a virus attack! Words that will stop any security professional in their tracks. Even with strict security policies and procedures around...


Technical Debt: Dave Ramsey, where are you?

It is interesting how an idea pops up in your daily life. I was reading through the torrent of email that is the FD mailing list and the phrase...