Susan Sons headshotYou've found me, sort of. This is a holding place for domains, and a bit of a "find Susan's work" portal.

You were probably looking for:

...or one of my projects:

  • ICEI is the Internet Civil Engineering Institute, an organization dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the infrastructure software that the internet, UNIX, and Linux depend on.
  • New Guard, an informal mentoring group for early- and mid-career technologists interested in infrastructure software. New Guard can be found in #newguard on irc.freenode.net.
  • Project Dogpound is a blog about being a protector personality.

Maybe you saw me in the news:

Talking about NTPSec and saving the internet

Want my help with something?


If you're within my easy travel radius (generally a day trip driving from Bloomington, IN), I'd be happy to schedule a time to come talk to your classes, for free, about infosec, STEM careers, internet safety and privacy, or related subjects. Just email me and we'll work out the details.


The easiest way to reach me to discuss an interview or get background information is by email. My GPG key fingerprint is 98FB 198F 6DE0 A2EF 45DA B29F DAF5 8F55 CAD5 AE3A and a signed copy of that key is on the major keyservers. I also have Signal and some other means of encrypted comms if needed, just contact me to set up.

So, you want me on your project...

I'm not looking to change jobs right now. However, I do have some ability to work interesting projects and collaborations into my life. Please read this page to understand what I'm interested in (and not interested in), as well as how to approach me successfully.

Still have questions? You could always reach out via:

Quick bio...

By day, I work as a Senior Systems Analyst at Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. This means that I split my time among a number of projects revolving around securing scientific and infrastructure technologies. Some of these are leading security operations at Open Science Grid, teaching technologists and managers how to think about and do information security from first principles, and helping to secure a DHS-funded static analysis project called the SWAMP. I sneak in a little of my own research and various attempts to save the world from poor information security practices whenever I can.

I also serve as Hacker-in-Chief of the Internet Civil Engineering Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and securing the common software infrastructure we all depend on. Please donate if you can...a stable, free, and open internet may depend on it.

I'm raising an amazing young mini-hacker, and in my free time, I write, code, research, practice martial arts, lift heavy things, teach backpacking for families trying to include special needs members in their adventures, and volunteer as a search-and-rescue and disaster relief worker. Needless to say, I love the outdoors and may disappear into forests without provocation.