Max Weiss

Cybersecurity • Containers • Cryptocurrency



Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation - Certficiate ID LF-1klslwjm6h

The CKS certification demonstrates competence in securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment, and runtime.

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation - Certficiate ID LF-fammru2mds

The CKA certification demonstrates that the applicant has the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator.

Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development

University of Washington, Bothell

The GCSDD provides the core skills needed for further study in computer science or cybersecurity.


University of Washington, Bothell

2018 - 2022

M.S. Cybersecurity (in progress, expected spring 2022)

Thesis Project: Building a Distributed Stock Order-Matching Engine on Kubernetes
3.7 GPA. Notable courses include:
  • Incident Response and Risk Management
  • Distributed Computing
  • Secure Software Development
  • Ethical Penetration Testing
  • Malware Reverse Engineering

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2002 - 2007

B.A. Film

3.2 GPA. Notable courses include:
  • General Relativity
  • Quantitative Analysis of Casino Games

Work History

Kubernetes Security Engineer

2021 - Present

Insight Global, AT&T, Microsoft

Contracted through Insight Global staffing agency to work as a developer for AT&T Network Cloud Airship 1 and Microsoft Azure for Operators Network Cloud Infrastructure

  • Kubernetes
  • CI/CD with Gerrit and Jenkins
  • Security and Site Reliability

Operations Engineer


Bitmessage GmbH

Constructed and maintained the platform and automation pipeline used by the developers of the Bitmessage open source project.

  • IPXE Network Booting
  • Cloud-init
  • CI/CD Automation with Ansible and BuildBot

Graduate Research Assistant

2018 - 2019

University of Washington, Bothell - Computer Science Dept.

Assistant for Dr. Marc Dupuis, researching several areas of study related to psychology and cybersecurity.

  • Researched relevant prior literature
  • Conducted surveys
  • Co-authored several academic papers

Software Engineer


Ice Creative LED

Designed and created custom middleware to integrate several disparate video and software systems.

Sole Proprieter


Sin City Phone Repair

Repaired phones, tablets, and computers.

  • Identified software and hardware failures
  • Replaced hardware parts
  • Customized operating system software

Co-Founder, Producer, and Systems Administrator


Fun World Media, LLC

Coordinated and managed a video production team responsible for the online streaming of the 2013 World Series of Poker One-Drop tournament, under contract with ESPN and POKER PROductions.

  • Managed hardware and software interfaces
  • Configured video software
  • Oversaw real-time camera movements during live stream

Co-Founder and Engineer


Internet Poker Database, LLC

Founded and managed backend database and services for personal online poker statistics tracking as a service.

  • Managed PostgreSQL databases
  • Configured virtual servers
  • Performed network latency testing

Cryptocurrency Trader

2012 - 2015

Day-traded digital crypto-currencies.

Poker Player

2009 - 2016

Played no limit hold'em cash games online and in casinos, making the majority of my income and utilizing risk analysis and adversarial thinking.

Blackjack Card Counter

2005 - 2007

Counted cards using Hi-Lo and Hi-Opt II systems. This involved keeping track of proportions of high cards to low cards, varying the bet size with the count, and executing several hundred strategies which varied with the count and the dealt cards.

Roulette Data Collection

2004 - 2007

Tracked and analyzed physical defects which caused number frequency biases on roulette wheels around Las Vegas for a prominent professional gambler and author who wishes to remain anonymous.


Package Maintainer

2017 - Present
Arch User Repository

Maintain several unofficial packages for the Arch Linux operating system.

Host and Organizer

2013 - 2014

Hosted and ran several crypto-parties in the Las Vegas area to teach people about privacy and encryption technologies such as Truecrypt and PGP.


Facebook vs. Twitter

DOI: 10.1109/SmartWorld-UIC-ATC-SCALCOM-IOP-SCI.2019.00323

We discuss the differences between Facebook and Twitter users in terms of their activity on the sites and how this may be related to the personality and trait affect of users.

Veterans and Their Inherent Cybersecurity Preparedness

DOI: 10.1109/SmartWorld-UIC-ATC-SCALCOM-IOP-SCI.2019.00324

We examine whether the experience of veterans creates or enhances the skills necessary to be effective in the domain of cybersecurity.

Being Vigilant at Finding Profit

Two Plus Two Online Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 3

This article explores the attitude and skills necessary to find and create opportunities for profit that many skilled poker players miss.

Effectively Using a Polarized Range

Two Plus Two Online Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 2

This article explores the effective use of polarized ranges in No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker.