Tim Mackey | Technology Evangelist

Tim was most recently the community manager for XenServer and was part of the Citrix Open Source Business Office. Tim has held roles in mission critical engineering, performance monitoring and large scale data center operations. He has spoken globally on a variety of topics, and at well known events such as OSCON, CloudOpen, Interop, CA World, Cloud Connect and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.

Recent Posts

While that may be a catchy title, it’s also the question I've been asking attendees at SCALE and Container World over the past few weeks. More precisely, “Where would you rather get your security vulnerability information from?” Now I’m going to pause here and let that sink in for a minute. Think

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It’s that time again, a kickoff to the year’s activities. For me, the first event is DevConf, where I’ll be speaking on the joys of security in an ever increasing Agile and DevOps world. As is my wont, I’ll be presenting concepts that both challenge existing paradigms and provide a way forward. It

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For many, the start of a new year is a time of reflection and renewal. Every year we see a flurry of resolutions for the new year. These resolutions can take many forms and typically focus on health, lifestyle and prosperity. For this blog I’m going to focus a bit on the prosperity aspect.

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GHOST stories, Dirty COWs and IoT Attacks Three high profile open source security events that happened in 2016 and lessons can be learned from them. With another year under our belts, it’s a great time to look back at open source security vulnerabilities. #3 — CVE-2015-7547 CVE-2015-7547 is often

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We’ve all been there. Some key piece of information is known by some, but not you. It could be a party, an office tradition, or that someone expected you to do something. When you find out, it’s normal to have a sinking feeling, but you adjust and deal with the situation. Plus, if you’re anything

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Yesterday we held our first Black Duck MasterClass, and if you missed it, you can still view the recording here. At 90 minutes long, it's full of information. We tried to keep it balanced and not go too far into the weeds, but tailoring content to a broad audience requires concessions. We’re going

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On October 28 I’ll be co-presenting the first Black Duck MasterClass. In this blog post, I’m going to cover a bit about what exactly that means, and what you can expect to experience when you attend. What's a MasterClass? A MasterClass is a concept I first experienced while at Citrix working on

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On October 11, Akamai Technologies released a report detailing its analysis of the recent massive DDoS attack originating from IoT devices. This attack targeted security site KrebsOnSecurity, which is hosted by Akamai, and the attack had a peak sustained traffic flow of 620 Gbps. I am particularly

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One of the fun parts of my job is participating in events. I enjoy the feedback I receive from the communities I work with and I have the opportunity to speak about topics I’m passionate about. While I have the luxury of travel, that’s not the case for the majority of community members I speak

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Today marks the start of Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. As part of the overall campaign, the American Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hoping to elevate public awareness that online activities require a level of vigilance many of us don’t apply. And we need only look

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