Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on using and evangelizing forward-leaning technologies. He has a background as a system architect, a developer, a security consultant, a mentor, a team lead, an author and a trainer and operates in all of those roles as needed. His experience has spanned the online game, defense, finance, academic, hospitality, retail and commercial domains. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies such as network matrix switch controls, 3D simulation/visualization, Grid Computing, P2P and Semantic Web-based systems. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. He is President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.



Encoding vs. encryption

July 6, 2016

Brian Sletten differentiates encoding and encryption by explaining the goals and techniques of each system.

Encryption in the news

June 22, 2016

Brian Sletten explains why today's encryption technology has government authorities' attention, and is a hot topic for technology companies and the general public alike.

Trusted vs trustworthy

April 22, 2016

Knowing the difference between trusted and trustworthy is fundamental to understanding how to build secure software. In this exclusive video excerpt from Introduction to Secure Software, Brian Sletten explains the browser's transitive trust model.

Caring doesn’t scale

November 9, 2015

Information stored in silos can be connected with ease by the adoption of a few new standards.