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About pcidss

Proficient in IT Controls, IT Security, and Risk management. My recent interests lie in the credit card security and protecting identities. This blog will reflect the past, current, and future best steps to securing data (specifically in the context of PCI DSS, and DSOP)

Trying to raise money? Here are real world examples for you from – AVC

Read this article and felt it was very helpful clarifying when startups should pursue funds and what each round means to you. The end is gold in my opinion where they breakout where recent startups converted to these rounds. As … Continue reading

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Great Walk of New Zealand: Mt. Ngauruhoe & Mt Tongariro ultra running (full circuit ~ 45km)

New Zealand has 9 defined “great walks” that cover beautiful areas across the country’s two islands. These are each recommended for 2-5 days a piece. I got the idea to run 1 of them in a day. I was inspired, … Continue reading

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Coffee in Cairns – go to ‘Shop 3’

Nov 17, 2014: After an awesome day yesterday I started my day at “Shop 3” Shop 3 Coffee & Tea – Cairns, Cairns coffee shop. Best coffee I have had yet in Australia. Single sourced beans done in an Air … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbor

Nov 21, 2014: Today was a work day, but I had a chance to wander around before sunset. Today being Friday the night markets were open with fresh food to pick and choose. Also, the Opera House was looking great. … Continue reading

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Great Ocean Road touring – Victoria, Australia

Things to do: Bay of Islands “The Grotto” with a window view of the sea Loch Ard Gorge – check out each section as there is a series of interesting areas 12 Apostles – classic and beautiful Gibsons Steps (right … Continue reading

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Great breakfast spot in Warrnombool, Australia

Nov 23, 2014: My random walk had me stumple across “fishtales cafe” and after I spotted all the cyclists I was sold. There were a number of outdoor tables and locals traffic was in full speed. The menu prices and … Continue reading

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Trail running at the Grampions National Park

I was able to drive to the National Park from Melbourne today. The drive became more pleasant as it went on and the scenery improved. I had a nice little lunch in Barratt and made it to the trails by … Continue reading

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