As the name of the blog suggests Mike The Crypto Goat is a genetically engineered internet enabled animal of the genus Capri. Unfortunately due to the US crypto legislation and incorporating the patented RSAREF libraries MTCG was banned from leaving the country and was even classified as munitions right up to the end of the 1990s. Fortunately things are better for MTCG these days and he now resides at an animal rescue in Boise, Idaho. He hopes to one day have eight kids and to return to his native home of Kentucky and eat some lawn.
Okay, bullshit aside, I am an pseudonymous individual who has been heavily involved in open source software and Internet security for the past fifteen years. I have worked in various senior technical positions in two medium ISPs, systems administration and have done extensive work in securing private enterprise, taking a holistic approach to identify issues through diverse techniques and implementing institutional change to mitigate identified issues.
I have contributed patches to FOSS projects and volunteered to write documentation and man pages where none already existed or where existing documentation was insufficient. I was involved with the Linux Documentation Project in its early days and I also organized crypto education sessions with local user groups in the early 2000s.
You may even know me! I might live next door.