As you may have guessed, I'm out in Vancouver the rest of the week attending CanSecWest. Looking forward to catching up with old friends and former colleagues and meeting more of you lurkers!

I am always overly paranoid about getting owned by 0day at these conferences. My work laptop won't run Linux cleanly without rebuilding the kernel, and since I don't have time for that stuff anymore, I'm resigned to running Windows XP. The Windows and BitDefender firewalls are enabled -- hopefully they work. My wireless card is physically disabled, and all web and e-mail traffic is being routed either over VPN or through an OpenSSH SOCKS5 proxy. That should do it... or at least make somebody else a more appealing target!

On a semi-related note, why is my BlackBerry acting so flaky here? It won't even negotiate a full-speed EDGE connection on Rogers Wireless, meaning I can't use it to browse the web, and e-mail trickles in kind of randomly, whenever it feels like it.

[Update: Maybe it's not just me having BlackBerry issues? Credit: nCircle blog.]

About Chris Eng

Chris Eng, vice president of research, is responsible for integrating security expertise into Veracode’s technology. In addition to helping define and prioritize the security feature set of the Veracode service, he consults frequently with customers to discuss and advance their application security initiatives. With over 15 years of experience in application security, Chris brings a wealth of practical expertise to Veracode.

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