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Making Crimes Blog features commentary on the security implications of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and discussion on the possibilities, challenges, and limits of trying to secure a world where more people can make more stuff.
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Mark (Editor) is a security consultant, and teaches homeland and international security at Colorado State University Pueblo’s Center for the Study of Homeland Security (CSHS) and Center for Cyber Security Education and Research (CCSER). His consulting experience includes emergency planning, business continuity, exercise planning, threat assessment, and counterterrorism research.
Mark has a PhD from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, where he specialized in international security and served as a project manager for the Sie Center for International Security and Diplomacy’s “Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research.” Mark’s research evaluates the security implications of DIY weapons, and the technical and civil liberties implications of trying to control them in a post-industrial world. He’s working on a book adaptation for Praeger titled, “Ghost Guns: Hobbyists, Hackers, and the Revolution in Homemade Weapons.”
Kerry (Contributor) has more than a decade of experience in international humanitarian work, with specialties in emergency management, public health, and information technology. She has a Masters in International Human Rights and certifications in Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Denver. Kerry has worked with humanitarian assistance organizations around the world, including in Kenya, South Sudan, China, and Lesotho. She has managed and supported emergency operations during armed conflict and a coup or two, and provides guidance for organizations as they combine technology, development, health services, and emergency management.
Kerry has worked in the US as a corporate training consultant providing specialized information technology training and developing emergency operations plans. She is now pursuing another degree in the medical field, and her future interests involve using technology to bridge gaps in international development and emergency management.
Keith Redd (Contributor) has over 20 years of experience in construction and public works. His formal training began as a heavy equipment mechanic in the United States Marine Corps, where he finished his term by serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom before separating honorably. He claims to be the sole alumnus of Illinois State University to hold dual bachelors’ degrees in Financial Accounting and Construction Management, and he taps into both skill sets in his professional role as owner’s representative for a large public body.
Outside of work, Keith remains passionate about accountancy, economics, DIY culture, and the impacts of automation on the construction and manufacturing industries. Keith has an entrepreneurial side project prototyping environmentally sustainable steam-powered DIY erotic devices, but vehemently claims no personal interest in using them
*Robot Image – Shepard Fairey’s “Obey Robot”
Background art by David Skeleton