Yesterday, I wrote about Johnny Long and how though he is world renowned security professional hacker, he is not ashamed of being known first as a Christian and how his family is serving the Lord, helping children in Africa, by using his skills through his organization – IHackCharities – http://www.IHackCharities.org. At the end of his talk at IPIC, Johnny put up a slide with the images and names of his hacker friends, all of them, well known in the information security space. Names like PDP, HD, Adam Laurie etc were on that slide. This gave me an idea to compile a similar slide (or hopefully many slides) that showed the names and images of Christian Hackers. We can start here and then start working on using our security talents (See the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25), to do some good works that people may see our lives and glorify the Father (God) in heaven. Ideas of projects or work could be performing security consulting, code reviews, vulnerability assessments for, penetration testing, security education etc for churches, charities and christian organizations pro bono.
In the movie Transformers, as it ends, the main character, Optimus Prime speaks the following words; “With the All Spark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. And fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now, hiding in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting, protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars; we are here, we are waiting.”
We are called to be TRANSFORMERS, sharing the Gospel so that the Holy Spirit can transform the lives of others and so it is aptly befitting that I adapt the words of Optimus Prime to invite all the Christian Hackers out there.
So here is the official invitation for Christian Hackers out there.
“With the OLD SELF gone, we cannot return to a life we lived before we knew JESUS CHRIST as LORD and MASTER. And GRACE has yielded its reward: a new world (HEAVEN) to call home. We NOW live for a short time among Others who are yet to meet with God and acknowledge His Lordship, often hiding in plain sight, but watching OUT FOR them in secret, waiting, protecting (SAVING). I have witnessed their capacity TO CONTINUE IN THEIR PATH THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye. I am Mano Paul, and I send this message to any surviving CHRISTIAN HACKERS taking refuge in the HEAVENLY REALMS; we are here, we are waiting.”
Send mano(dot)paul(at)securisksolutions(dot)com the following information
Name: What you are called?
a.k.a.: Also known (would like to be known) as in the hacker community
Work/Project: How you would like to use your skills and talents to glorify God.