Pokémon & Synthwave & Hair & Hats
A new year calls for new resolutions, such as exiting vim on the first try, remembering which git rebase, reset, or revert is useful, securing your supply chain, and subscribing to ASW.
(Of which, only one of those is actually achievable.)
We started off the year with a deep dive into privacy by design – a topic that’s appsec-adjacent, but one that carries its own threat models and design patterns. Notably, it’s also a relatively new topic when you consider how slowly “privacy engineering” teams have grown throughout the industry.
And, being January 2021, it was a chance to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace. It’s a title that’s been criminally left off of far too many lists of hacker movies.