EPIC to DC Circuit: Informational Privacy is a Constitutional Right

EPIC has filed a “friend of the court” brief, joined by forty-four technical experts and legal scholars (members of the EPIC Advisory Board), in the OPM Data Breach case. The case concerns the data breach at the US Office of Personnel and Management in 2015…

eBPF, Sockets, Hop Distance and manually writing eBPF assembly

A friend gave me an interesting task: extract IP TTL values from TCP connections established by a userspace program. This seemingly simple task quickly exploded into an epic Linux system programming hack. The result code is grossly over engineered, but boy, did we learn plenty…

Broadening the Art of the Possible Through Diversity

During a recent conversation with an industry peer and great friend, he asked, “How did you make Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization so inclusive and diverse?” The question made me pause for a couple reasons. First, that he thought that one person alone could be…

How Artificial Intelligence is different from human reasoning

Sam Asano The man walking toward me on the street looks like Bob, a friend of mine. As he continues to walk toward me, I decide he is Bob, my friend. I say Hi, Bob and he returns his greeting the same way Hey, Sam….