My name is Zachary James Polikarpus, though I prefer to be called “Zac”. I’m currently employed by Cypress Integration Solutions as a “Product Engineer” (that’s what it says on my business card, anyway). I’m interested in security, privacy, and cryptography, and I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan-Flint Campus.

I spend most of my days writing firmware for Cypress products in assembly language, and writing tools to test and support those products in python. I spend the rest of my days in class, playing CTF (poorly), and being simultaneously amazed at the pace of technological improvement and frustrated by how poorly some of it is implemented.