IT Security, Programming, Reverse Engineering, Monitoring and Control

(elkement. Last changed: 2019-05-12. Created: 2015-08-17. Tags: IT, IT Security, Monitoring, PKI, Programming, Reverse Engineering, Security, Software, Software Development, Technology, Troubleshooting. German Version.)

I am a physicist turned IT security engineer, or the other way around. I'll be in the nether land between communities and disciplines forever!

For about 15 years I did nothing but building Public Key Infrastructures and troubleshooting X.509 certificates. Today I am also developing software for simulations and data analysis.

My passion for debugging, sniffing, 'hacking', and reverse engineering is - for me - the natural connection and the overlap between experimental physics and IT security.

PKI in the real world, from my lecture given 2007-2011

Making or Breaking

Making or Breaking (2019-06-25)
Red versus Blue, Consulting versus Operating. Random thoughts on time spent in 'infosec' or IT or whatever the correct term is.

I am learning to pentest!

I am learning to pentest! (2018-08-27)
What I have being up to - in the past quarter: As a long-term defender I wanted to learn a bit about actually hacking something - and I got sucked into the best black-hole ever! Playing and learning - combined in the best possible way!

On Computer Science and IT

On Computer Science and IT (2017-10-07)
Exploring my relationship with computers, networks, software - and related academic or professional disciplines and activities. A list of opposites, random thoughts, and anecdotes

'Are You Still Doing PKI?'

'Are You Still Doing PKI?' (2016-07-06)
One of those status updates - again.


PKI-Status-Update (2015-05-15)
Last year I was in PKI nostalgia mode, see this blog posting. for example. Accidentally (?), in 2014 several major PKI updates and migrations (from Windows 2008 (R2) to Windows 2012 (R2)) have been due.


PKI FAQ (2014-10-06)
I have started a new (another!) way to organize the Technet security discussion threads I have contributed to - sorting them by topics and categories I found useful in my own troubleshooting.

Postings in Technet Forums

Postings in Technet Forums (2014-07-29)
My personal troubleshooting knowledge base.

radices = Roots! (On PKI)

radices = Roots! (On PKI) (2014-06-01)
Trying to say what I do with PKI (again) as I am still getting project requests. I am supporting existing long-term clients only though.

My Articles on IT Security, Monitoring, PKI.

My Articles on IT Security, Monitoring, PKI. (2014-06-01)
My Articles - Links - IT, Monitoring, PKI, Security

PKI: Links and Resources

PKI: Links and Resources (2014-03-04)
Links to white papers and other useful resources.

PKI Issues: Concise Summary

PKI Issues: Concise Summary (2014-03-02)
Here I am documenting issues with X.509 certificates and Public Key Infrastructure I have encountered.

Personal website of Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria, c/o punktwissen.
elkement [at] subversiv [dot] at.