The Latest and Greatest

Wow! I don’t even know where to begin. There’s just been so much going on. Let’s just dive in.

New Chapters

Of course, the big news is that we’ve started three new 1NTERRUPT chapters in the US this year – San Francisco, Atlanta, and Portland, OR. The event dates for San Francisco (9/24) and Portland (10/1) are confirmed, and we’ll be finalizing Atlanta shortly. The teams are being put together by Ben Munroe in San Francisco, Twila Denham and Steve Parker in Portland, and CP Morey in Atlanta.

Stay tuned as we’ll be adding more details.

Site Update

And where will we be adding those details, you ask? Good question! We’re re-organizing the site so that each chapter get their/our own space ,so it will be easier to find information and learn what’s going on near you.

Mailing Lists

Don’t want to have to always check back on the site, you say? You’re really on a roll. We just set up a few mailing lists, and you can sign up here. Of course, you can follow @1NTERRUPT on Twitter for instant news gratification.

Treasure for the People

On the technical end, we’re overhauling how we architect the Treasure Hunt and are moving away from the physical Raspberry Pis to VirtualBox virtual machines. What does that mean to you? Again, with a good question. We are fully committed to open source, so it means that it will be easier to set up and run a Treasure Hunt anywhere in the world for cheap. (I’m running a bunch of VMs on my Macbook with no issue.) There is still lots of work to do and documentation to write, but our goal is to get the entire environment online by the end of the year.

More to come!

About Marc Blackmer

Marc is the founder of 1NTERRUPT and has been in the IT and cybersecurity fields since 1998. He is a product marketing manager for industry solutions in Cisco Systems' Security Business Group, focusing on cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). He also blogs on IoT security on behalf of Cisco at