Informational Advantage

I got the jump on a lowly developer trying to tout his cyber security credentials. He pissed me off one day when he spilt coffee on me as he was coming around the corner. He ruined my Prada shoes. Woe is him, he will rue the day.

He’s planning on building a new web service that will use hot new cognitive AI features of Watson. Hes been trying to architect this solution around a larger plan to make it an educational piece on his blog.

I know that he has to submit API calls and that costs him money each time. I am going to make sure he pays when he opens that up to the web. I cant wait.

As you can see, we start off our “Dark Side” series with a bit of a whimsical evil character with a destroyed pair of 1000 dollar shoes (Prada as the devil wears only Prada); he has taken a particular exception to the developer responsible for the “Light Side” series. He will serve as our personification of evil for our software development, devops, containerization, microservices architecture series.

As you can see, his post clearly occurs before we’ve seen much of anything on the Light side blog to illustrate that Evil has the jump on good – good is naive to being a target – which is often the case with most web developers. Evil, has informational advantage in this series. They never assume there is an intentional effort to compromise them. From there we will evolve how they learn that there is in fact evil intent out there and the methods, technologies, and techniques they evolve to prevent it.

As a whole I am hoping the whole series serves as an educational source that is interesting to the aspiring white hat, the dabbling black hat, or the settled grey hat hacker out there.