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About Ironsides Tech

"Make a phone for my reporters that can pass a militia checkpoint, a hostile border crossing, survive a hacker attack, and that they will actually use!"

That was the request made to me years ago by the head of security for a major media company. The ultimate secure device able to withstand any assault:

  • Casual Inspection
  • Coercion
  • Violent Theft
  • Lost Device
  • Hostile Analysis
  • Cyber Attack

Most important of all, the device had to be useable.

I have a set of skills uniquely suited to developing this device. For almost two decades my information security career has been focussed on protecting data against unauthorized access, including anti-forensics, counterintelligence, espionage, operational security, and also on communications security, including telephony and encryption.

I've spent almost two decades pioneering, researching, advancing the boundaries, and incorporating real world tradecraft into cyber security. Not only as a researcher, I've also adopted and practiced the same principles in my own life and understand first hand what is necessary to respond to the real threats one is likely to face.

Ironsides is the culmination of years of study, research and experience in privacy and security.


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