Steven Goodnight


About Steven Goodnight

Mr. Goodnight is a Washington D.C. based IT consultant with experience in government IT project management, baseline testing and quality assurance testing. Mr. Goodnight has obtained a master’s degree in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management from George Mason University (GMU).


Band-Aids for Bullet Holes: Windows Print Spooler Security

Is the Windows Print Spooler Any Safer 8 Years After Stuxnet? While completing my masters program in Information Assurance at University of Maryland this past Spring , I was asked to research the Windows Print Spooler for vulnerabilities. It was during this research I was surprised to see Microsoft conducting […]


Disclosure: How Spectre and Meltdown exposed ethical challenges facing US companies

  On Jan 3rd, Intel confirmed a leaked report published by The Register that nearly every CPU it had produced since 1995 contained major hardware vulnerabilities. The flaws collectively called Spectre and Meltdown unfortunately were also present on chips from rivals ARM, AMD, Qualcomm and even Apple. How did every […]


Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this […]