I was having a conversation at work one day and we were talking about the integrity of blog content when the authors hide behind an alias and I realised that I hadn’t really written much about myself here.
So who is Christian?
Well, I’m a happy Australian living in the city of Perth who spends his days fighting cybercriminals at a financial institute, his nights hanging out with his girlfriend (listening to music and having an AWESOME time! Love ya Tennie!), and all times in between trying to think about music and drumming to maintain his sanity. For my professional background you can check out my Linkedin Profile, for everything else you can probably just trawl through the archives here. They go back quite far.
So what interests Christian?
Apart from music and drumming, I’m interested in a bunch of different things, in particular information security, information risk, web application security, digital forensics, electronic crime and fraud, and software development & architecture.
What is he involved in?
Well I’m one of the active Perth OWASP Chapter Leads, I participate in Perth’s Australian Information Security Association where I can, I’m a developer with the BeEF Project and I also tinker with various tools (Burpdot) which I’m leaving on github.
What the hell is un-excogitate?
verb “To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over)”
I’ve bastardised the word and stuck an un- in front of it to make it NOT thought out. The original idea for the title was driven by my studies in music. I spent 12 months studying jazz performance, ad-lib and improvisation. At the time it seemed a great idea, the premise of my music leaking its way into my nerdery. The blog title stuck.
Can I contact you?
Why yes, yes you can. You can leave comments on the blog, or perhaps you want to twitter me, @xntrik. If you want to email me you can reach me on xntrik at gmail d0t com.
The history of this website is fairly long and boring. It started out as a canvas for my early foray into web design. At the time I was in the midst of a computer science degree and spent the majority of my time glued to a computer screen. Intertwined within the concepts of web design, web development and CSS work I also wrote a lot of personal stuff. Relationships, family history, etc. Skip to now and I spend my personal and professional time as a security practitioner. I deal with concepts of privacy and protection on a daily basis – and through this I’ve had a good long think about whether all of the old content here should be removed, for the sake of potentially saving me from embarrassment from some event or incident that I was involved with in the past. I’ve decided no.
This blog was always meant to be a very selfish portal to assist in my memory, to assist in sharing ideas. My soap-box. This is the primary reason why the old content will always remain here. I believe that people go through so many phases in their life and for me to have captured some of my immaturity here is a fascinating thing. It’s all of the items in your past that, when combined, have such a vast influence on who you are today. I’m no different.
Regardless of this I’m not expecting the content to be any more enthralling to new or existing visitors. It still remains primarily a memory capture device and soap box. If you happen to take away ANYTHING then that is a good thing.
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