It’s that time of year again where Black Hat and DEF CON are fast approaching and everyone interested in security will descend upon Las Vegas. While Craig Young will be there with his sold out Introduction to IoT Pentesting with Linux, I will be keeping my 2008 promise to myself and avoiding Vegas like the plague. I am, however, happy to announce that, while I won’t be there, a creation of mine will be. Issue #1 of The Adventures of Captain Tripwire will be released at the Tripwire booth. Let’s back up and set the stage for this release.

In 2010, I attended my first comic convention. I had an awful experience but picked up a few comics and, in my very late 20s, fell in love with comics. Growing up, I had only ever read Archie and Simpsons comics, but there was so much more out there to discover. In 2012, my wife and I tried another con, and we loved it. Fast forward seven years, and I’m 30 days away from my 18th con. I have shelves dedicated to my comic collection, and I’ve expanded my collecting to include original art. This hobby has given me entertainment, excitement and a bunch of new friends. Among those friends are a couple of artists from whom I regularly get new commissions. One of those artists is Greg Hyland, who I introduced to the Tripwire marketing team. He’s drawn some amazing themed comics for us in the past.

Cybersecurity Live - Boston

So, I have this passion for comics that rivals my love of cybersecurity. With cybersecurity, I can read about it, but I also get to be involved in it. I wrote code, I find vulnerabilities, I research interesting topics and I speak at conferences. The question was: how could I (Read more...)