Eric Hampshire

 Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Einstein

A Little About Myself

I have been working in the Information Security industry since Y2K - coming up on 2 decades. Originally from California, I have lived and travelled all over the world.  I currently reside in Salt Lake City, UT and plan on being here forever.  I love the mountains for skiing, rock climbing, and hiking.  The camping in Utah is unbeatable, I'm going to spend the rest of my life exploring southern Utah with my family!

Work History

Cisco (2016 - Present) - Information Security Architect 
One of the original members of the Cisco Cryptography Services team, now designing/building/supporting signing services, secure boot solutions, and hardware trust anchors.
Cisco (2000 - 2016) - Information Security Engineer 
Started on the Incident Response team, primarily responsible for the IDS systems.  Took over support for the AAA systems, providing authentication for all ingress.  Moved to the PKI team in 2006, supporting/building all things crypto.

Sunpower solar hacking

I got solar panels in December of 2016 and was anxious to nerd out a bit on the data.  I found the portal that comes with the SunPower panels I chose to be a little lacking in detail.  For example, I could not see what an individual panel was doing.  So, I hacked it.  Here's the full story of how I did it.

Nevada 2005

I used to take an annual trip to Nevada to explore ghost towns and old mines with a couple friends - Thomas Hargrove and Dante Fontana.  This is the writeup from one of those trips.

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