This talk was derived from an opensource.com article I wrote in April 2017, Golang to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil. Presented at GopherCon 2017 as a Lightning Talk. Introduction Chris Short Manager of DevOps at Bankrate opensource.com and DZone Contributor Contributed to The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change DevOpsDays Speaker and Organizer DevOps'ish chrisshort.net @ChrisShort Notes: Hi! I'm Chris! I manage DevOps activities at Bankrate (we're hiring) I work…
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The British government wants to build backdoors into standard encryption libraries. This means the technology that protects your financial transactions could have a backdoor. These same backdoors were just exploited in the WannaCry outbreak that just took down the NHS. Who created that backdoor? The NSA, whose incompetence allowed this "tool" to fall into the hands of a Russian government-affiliated hacking group.
You don't do anything illegal? Great! You do have a bank account, right? You do have private conversations with your significant other, right? Would you want either to be open for potentially anyone to see? Probably not. Resist government's demands to force Internet companies to open backdoors for them. Nothing good will come of it.
Backdoors are bad. There is no way to guarantee access to one group of people to a backdoor. People are fallible. Strong math
I have accepted the position as Manager, Infrastructure & Operations at Bankrate in Detroit. Julie, Max, Sunny, and I will begin moving to Michigan in mid-June! I will be leading DevOps efforts as the Bankrate team transitions software stacks and moves from on-premise data centers to the cloud. I am beyond excited about the position and the work I will be doing. Making the decision to leave North Carolina did not come easily. Julie and I…
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, I did a DevOps talk at Open Source South Carolina. The talk was a DevOps 101-styled deep dive into DevOps. Since the number one question I get when talking about DevOps, in general, is "where do I start?" I added my "The Three Things" to the already well known "Three Ways". This provided both the holistic view while guiding people needed an extra nudge down the DevOps path.
It was a lengthy talk given the two-hour time slot. I built an enormous outline to guide myself during the talk. I am considering making the talk into an ebook when time becomes more abundant if demand is there.