About me

I’m Andy Torres. I live in Hortolandia, São Paulo  ( Fun fact – Horto in spanish means “ass”, yes I live in the assland), Brazil with my wife, two three children and two dogs. I have more than 15 years working with security and systems administration. Lately I’m working in a anti-piracy unit helping to combat piracy of premium content for content providers and service operators. I’m proud to be the guy representing the company and sometimes the industry in lectures and training to authorities, regulators, law enforcement agents and stakeholders…looks fancy, right?

I lead a research, security and investigation laboratory and we achieve great things by discovering the hidden secrets of piracy. I like to think that I’m good at using Python, PHP, Android, Machine Learning, OpenCV, OCR, Fingerprinting, Watermarking, Networking tools, Virtual Machines and other magics to achieve the results and success. Not too long ago, I was an expert in security platforms such as IDS, IPS, HIDS, Firewalls and SIEMS.

Why do you blog?

Mostly for selfish reasons. I needed a way to keep track of my crazy mind over time – I read things I may find interesting, then document my research with a public blog post, which I can easily find and refer to later…. you know, there is a big chance I will forget those things…. The posts, ultimately, may help somebody going through similar situation, so we are all benefited by the process.