Author Archives: John Bullock

Circumnavigation of VI

My Vancouver Island circumnavigation flight was featured in the Victoria Flying Club 2021 August newsletter

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Privacy & Security Conference, Day 1

The 2021 Privacy and Security conference in Victoria was very different from previous editions. Still, there was excellent content at this virtual conference. And Drew McArthur was a great MC as always. Yesterday’s second keynote had the following slide — … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity and the future

Wall street visionaries provide chilling views on next big risk “If I lie awake thinking about bad things that can happen, my concerns … are almost all about cybersecurity.” ~ R. Martin Chavez Chilling yes, but it looks like any … Continue reading

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Lock picking during lockdown

Have you kept up your lock pick skills since my 2019-05-15 workshop? Lockdown is the perfect time to practice — with your own locks of course …be kind😇 For inspiration, I recommend

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Super-quick tubeless fix + true!

Tubeless rear tire leaking 20psi/night & wheel out of true. Kudos to Halldór & Bill at Trek Bikes in Victoria. Had me back on road in 6 min for $6!

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My slides from last week

My slides from PNIAF in Seattle last week are now posted. Slide 26 has the best takeaway and slide 21 the best (auditor) humour.

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It isn’t a failure. It’s data

“[Everything’s] a pilot. If it doesn’t work, it isn’t a failure. It’s data.” Dorie Clarke on reinventing yourself. But it’s good advice for life generally.

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PNIAF in Seattle, March 17

I’ll be presenting at the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF) on March 17. I just need to spice up my provisional title a little. “Mobile Device Auditing” sounds boring 🙂

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Kiran Ahluwalia @ UVic

Rez Abbasi (guitar), Nitin Mitta (tabla and vocals) and Louis Simão (accordian) accompanied Kiran Ahluwalia last night. They delivered a fantastic evening’s entertainment. World-class performers. Better than the Oscars 🙂 Kiran took time to talk to us when autographing CDs … Continue reading

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What are police cameras for?

From the Washington Post story Hackers Hit D.C. Police Closed-Circuit Camera Network “ransomware left police cameras unable to record [from Jan 12 to 15]” and “the safety of the public or protectees was never jeopardized” So to be clear: Cameras … Continue reading

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