Building things is hard, let's break stuff.

Hi there, I'm Elliot Speck, alter-ego Arcaire. I'm an OSCP-certified information security consultant living in Victoria, Australia. My focus is on cloud computing and systems security, but I've also done extensive work with web applications, industrial control systems, and network infrastructure too.

I currently work for Sense of Security Australia. In my own time I make things that are sort of cool if you squint a bit, disassemble and break things, and help run a myriad of small projects around the internet.

I previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia as a cyber security consultant, and RamNode as a virtualisation technician and system administrator.

I have a strong background in Linux, BSD, and Windows system administration in both a server and endpoint capacity. I spend a good deal of my free time time working on making both video games and cloud computing technology perform varying degrees of undefined behaviour for my own amusement.

I mostly write Go and Ruby, but know a good number of other programming languages too, such as Python and Rust. I spend a lot of my time around KVM, VMware, and Xen hypervisors. Occasionally, I blog about random experiences of note. It's more a personal security/development/sysadmin-related journal than anything.

I'm around on most relevant social media platforms. I retweet other people's jokes on Twitter. On any IRC or Matrix channel where I maintain a presence, I will be Arcaire.