About Me


Hi there!

Thanks for being a bit curious about who I am. I have been around longer that I care to admit and been in the information security business for a significant portion of that time, almost 20 years now. The majority of my time in IT and information security was spent in the financial services industry.

However, almost two years ago I made a rather big switch from enterprise financial services security work to product security engineering focusing on medical devices. In many ways, the problems are the same, but in many ways they are slightly different.


Outside of my day job:

  • I am a professional photographer and own a photography business, Kevin Riggins Photography.
  • Play guitar...poorly.
  • Enjoy getting out on my trike. It's a Catrike Expedition and is quite a bit of fun to ride.
  • I am learning to draw and plan to learn how to paint.
  • I am a fanatical science fiction reader.

On the social networking side, I am on Twitter in two places. kriggins is my main feed where I blather on about whatever comes to mind including information security topics, photography, and general silliness. If you aren't interested in that much information from me :), you can follow me as InfoSecRamblins. That account is information security focused and not as active as it probably should be. I also have a LinkedIn account for those who roll that way, Kevin.Riggins.

I can be contacted via the form below or via email at kriggins@infosecramblings.com.


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Jon Robinson March 22, 2008 at 7:03 pm

nice to meet you


Rodoljub May 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Thank you for very useful site. Best regards from Republika Srpska-Bosnia and Hercegovina.


Alexei June 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Thanks Much for Backtrack + Nessus info.


Pablo February 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Great work!


Gray Wolv July 12, 2010 at 11:36 am

Nice to meet you

and please keep up the good work



kriggins July 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Grey Wolv,

Thank you for leaving a note and the kind words. I’ll keep plugging away at it.



Dagno Dias November 8, 2010 at 6:52 am


Gostaria de entrar em contato com você através de msn, você pode me passar o seu? para que eu possa te adicionar..


Até mais,


Jack August 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

thx for the website. i was wondering if you could help me with a booting problem i always get when i try to run backtrack off a live usb, i always get the error: could not find kernel image/ubnkern. i dont understand, because there is a file called ubnkern in the root of my usb. what do i do??? i cant open the file with any program i have on my pc, is there a program i should download to do so??


Jack August 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

somebody please help me.. i have searched the web but i only get answers for linux and i dont know if they a applicable when booting bt5……..please someone help!!


Peter December 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

The contact form does not work, so I will ask here.

I have a problem with system responsiveness when copying file to my usb stick (let’s say to my home folder). I mean the system does not respond until the copying files to it does not end. I have backtrack 5 installed with full disk encryption – step by step from your tutorial. Can you think of solution of any type? Would another partition for my stored data help?


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