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 First 90 Days: Navigating Leadership Transitions

Opening ‘The First 90 Days’ by Michael D. Watkins is a powerful guide for any leader stepping into a new role. Whether you’re the one transitioning into a new job or a manager looking to onboard a new hire effectively, the book offers invaluable insights and a…

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The Paper Plane: Take Flight with this Modern Cocktail

After exploring the cloud-filled heights with the Aviation and enjoying the gentle gusts of the Sky Breeze, we continue our journey through the airy realm of flight-themed cocktails with the Paper Plane. This modern classic cocktail showcases complex flavors in a beautifully balanced symphony, reminiscent of a…

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GPT-4 GRC: Building Information Policies with AI

When it comes to startup operations, one aspect that can often be overlooked in the early stages is the development of a comprehensive and robust policy library. This is especially important when considering information policies, which govern the use, management, and security of data and technology in…

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Prohibition era cocktail party

Prohibition Era Cocktail Party: 4 Roaring Cocktails

Step back in time with us as we delve into the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920s with a prohibition era cocktail party. This was an era of exuberant jazz, elegant flapper dresses, and clandestine gatherings. It’s the perfect theme for a cocktail party that’s as…

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The Bee's Knees cocktail post header, a bee in a flower

The Bee’s Knees: A Smoky, Spicy Spin on a Prohibition Classic

The Bee’s Knees is a classic cocktail that emerged during Prohibition. This simple gin, lemon, and honey drink was devised to mask the harsh taste of the subpar spirits available at the time. The name, a popular slang term during the 1920s, means the “best” or “most…

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The Sidecar of a motorcycle.

The Sidecar: A Classic Cocktail Revisited

The Sidecar is one of those classic cocktails that never goes out of style, much like the fashion of its purported era. A concoction of cognac, Dry Curaçao, and fresh lemon juice, this cocktail exudes sophistication, class, and an old-world charm. And just like the sidecar motorcycle…

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