Perilous Tech

Occasional thoughts on technology and social issues

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About Me

Hello and Welcome to Perilous Tech, a blog focused on occasional thoughts at the intersection of technology, privacy, and social issues. I’m Nathan, a veteran researcher leading the fundamental and applied research team at a global security company. Throughout my 20+ year career, I’ve focused on issues of software security, product security, and emerging technologies. I’ve discovered vulnerabilities in major products, identified new attack vectors, and built security tools. I’m also a bit of a creative, spending time in the music industry and working on my own art.

Throughout my career, I’ve presented at conferences around the globe on a variety of topics. For over a decade, I’ve served on the review board for Black Hat, evaluating research for inclusion in conferences worldwide. I’m the track lead for the AI, ML, and Data Science track.

I mainly write this blog for myself. I’m a firm believer in writing to refine your ideas (I write every day). However, you’ll see I post very little. The posts that I do share, I hope spur ideas and food for thought. I’m concerned about the impacts of technology on humanity and spend much of my time thinking about that. These are thorny issues that can be easy to get wrong in hindsight.

I’m not providing medical advice. Use as directed.

If you’d like to contact me or would like to contact me about potentially speaking at an event, you can do so here: fancy.wardrober at aleeas dot com

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Are You A Luddite?

I certainly hope not, because that would make being a technologist pretty difficult. In case you haven’t noticed, the name of this site is Perilous Tech not Super Happy Awesome Tech. This means, I spend most of my time examining the other side of the coin. Tech overoptimism can lead to disastrous results and should be explored.

Why a WordPress Blog and not X?

As I said, this content is mostly for myself. I’m not trying to monetize the content. I also feel that some of these platforms can be transitory, and I like the thought of owning my own content. I can choose to do what I want with it. Sure, I may be sacrificing visibility for my ownership, but I’m fine with that.

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