I have a new position and because of this I am no longer able to take freelance work. So any posts where I implied or said I was available for services are no longer valid. I am quite happy to be posting this as well.
Just remember that do your research when hiring a security professional. Meet them in person and do not be afraid to ask for references. There are many good people out there and with some diligence and research you will find them if you need them.
This article was published in The Denver Post:
Colorado Man Buys Odd Welcome Mat
In this article it claimed I went to the New York Times:
“”Instead of coming to me about it, he went to The Times,” Tendell said, adding that he didn’t claim the site earlier because of “personal issues” that consumed his time.”
Not entirely true. I contacted both hackerslist.com and neighborhoodhacker.com via “chat” and neighborhoodhacker.com was contacted via phone before I contacted The New York Times. When I contacted Mathew Goldstein I just asked if he found a link between the two and then he went with that additional information. I had all the information I needed to make a post here and that was what I cared about. In fact I thought it was a possibility that someone had set up Tendell with a fake whois registration because it was akin to carrying carrying a sack with a dollar sign drawn on it; so obvious that there would be no way money could really be in there.
Anyway. I was contacted by Azorian Cyber Security and I told them I would be happy to talk with them once they got rid of their “hacker for hire” freelance business model as I have no wish to associate myself with anything that even has the taint of cyber-crime. I would also add that submitting past jobs, successful and failed for an independent audit might help in explaining their side of this issue.
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This is an automated first post so I have decided to edit it. They say “blogging!” with such enthusiasm but really I think it is sort of like saying “Multi-Level Marketing!”