Richard Fetik's personal web site. Permanently a work in progress,
with stuff I want to share: published articles, book excerpts,
essays (not another blog :-), downloads of software inventions,
and the more interesting of the photos I've taken over the years.
Thanks for visiting my web site.
The original intent was to provide a home for my out-of-print writings,
as well as a place from which folks can download some of my old software.
After I started, I decided to add some other material. The current goals
include a place to put my resume and current work, essays on various
topics, and important links. Of course,
this web site will be 'under construction' for years,
as I collect content from old boxes.
I'm currently porting security related applications to Flash drives.
I currently have the password safe application running well off of a flash
drive, along with compression software (so that a 256Mb Flash drive
effectively has about 733Mb of usable space). My next steps are anti-virus
software, and a disk encryption mechanism (probably PGPdisk). Then I'll start
playing with a write-lock mechanism (for read-only mode) and bootable Fash
drives, so I can take my secure Linux with me on the road :-).
I recently did some work on a distributed system administration technology
that employs configuration management tools and active monitoring to
detect attacks that slip past other defenses. The algorithms include a
mixture of Bayesian and heuristic decision making, and some other stuff.
A key result is that the complexity is in the model design, not the
algorithms. More in the paper I'll write later. I'll probably also make
the code available for download.
Thanks again for visiting here. If something catches your attention,
please let me know.
All flames to alt.flame please :-).
[BTW, please do not harvest my email address for a spam list.
I will take any legal action possible against such an invasion of my space.]