Cyber Mixology

Cyber Mixology, my personal blog about Cyber Security, Leadership, Mixology, and more. I’m Steve Edwards (call me sedward5), a husband, father, n00b, and the Director of Detection and Response Engineering at Expel. Previously I worked at Attentive Mobile, Cisco Secure, Duo Security, and Eastern Michigan University. I blog from time to time and use this site as a reference for myself.

What I’m mixing up

See posts across all of the interests of my the Chief Cyber Mixologist. Typically I like to post about my thoughts and experiences as a neurodivergent people leader working in cyber security. I also enjoy making craft cocktails, I post recipes of my own as well is some classics that I like to make for myself. Take a look in the header for topics in a specific category or take a look below at my most recent posts.

The Mezcal Margarita: A Smokey Serenade

Introduction Ah, the Margarita – an emblematic cocktail that conjures images of sunny beach days and vibrant parties. While the traditional recipe is cherished by many, my personal favorite rendition features the smoky allure of Mezcal, coupled with the tang of lime and the sweetness of dry…

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Role power might not help you control the sun but you should understand it when leading a team

Role Power and Other Tools for Security Engineering Management

Introduction Leadership intricately weaves with the dynamics of power when influencing teams, partner departments, the organization, and even customers, especially in Security Engineering. The Manager Tools podcasts introduced me to this paradigm of role power, highlighting the research by French and Raven on power types. Just as…

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The manhattan and all of the ingredients you need to make it my way

The Manhattan My Way: A Toast to Tradition

There’s an undeniable allure to the Manhattan. As a cocktail, it’s the embodiment of refined simplicity. Rooted in the 19th-century, it stands out as a testament to the timeless charm of whiskey cocktails. Born in the Manhattan Club of New York City, its creation is often credited…

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ChatGPT for Threat Intelligence: Proactive Security with AI

As we progress into an era of increasing cybersecurity threats and expanding digital footprints, the need for effective threat intelligence cannot be overstated. In our previous posts, we’ve explored the vast potential of AI, specifically OpenAI’s GPT-4, in bolstering our information security stance. From crafting policies to…

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Vendor Assessment with ChatGPT: Streamline Security with AI

In a previous post, we explored the vast potential of OpenAI’s GPT-4 in the information security space, specifically how it could augment security teams by running third-party vendor assessment with ChatGPT. We now turn the theoretical into practical by sharing our experience of running a vendor security…

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