Vulnerabilities in Postfix: Marvel comics and Cybersecurity
To get our spiced-with-humor short stories off the ground, today’s Mechanical Shakespeare workshop boiled around Marvel comics and cybersecurity. While I won’t share the workshop’s content, I leave you five Marvel examples you may also experiment with. Do you like Marvel? Can you think of another standard postfix setup that appears to align with a Marvel character? Share your observations in the comments, and thank you for reading!
mydomain — Iron Man
Iron Man is a 1963 Marvel Comics superhero co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby. The character founded the Avengers alongside Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp and Hulk. A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, philanthropist, inventor and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping, and instead of a weapon of mass destruction, creates a mechanized suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Perfectioning the suit through Stark Industries, he starts protecting the world as Iron Man, and eventually publicly reveals his identity. Over the years, Iron Man has transitioned from Cold War motifs to contemporary matters of the time.
myorigin — X-Men
Uncanny X-Men, originally published as The X-Men, is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics since 1963 and is the longest-running series in the X-Men comics franchise. It features a team of superheroes called the X-Men, a group of mutants with superhuman abilities led and taught by Professor X. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the series spawned a franchise with numerous spin-offs “X-books.” The terms “mutant culture,” “mutant technology,” “mutant breeding” and “mutant cross-breeding” are often heard in the series. Mutants are divided by origins, genetic status, powers, etc., and some communicate “in cipher” while others through telepathy. Across the Multiverse, there is Homo sapiens supreme (telepathic mutants), Homo superior, Homo mutatis (The Changed Man), and Mutantur or Witchbreed (The Changing Ones).
There is a clear distinction between mutants, mutate humans, warpies, and Inhumans. The X-Gene is present in mutants that were presumably modified humans by the Celestials while the first creation of the US government weapons project in Canadian facilities was Wolverine. Similar to a virus, Mutant 0 infects the population, slowly turning people into mutants. Those are all detectable by Cerebra and affected by M-Day. The ones who gain superpowers due to gamma radiation, cosmic rays, Super-Soldier Serum, etc., are mutate humans. Inhumans are another humanity off-shoot. Warpies are children and babies mutated by unstable extra-dimensional energies.
mydestination — S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional transgovernmental intelligence agency specialized in protecting the Earth from super-human and advanced-technology threats. An espionage, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965), and the acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage and Law-Enforcement Division. In 1991, the acronym was changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. Within the various films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as multiple animated and live-action television series, the backronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
myhostname — Daredevil
Commonly known as the “Man Without Fear” and “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen,” Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is a 1964 fictional Marvel Comics superhero, created by Stan Lee, Bill Everett, and Jack Kirby. While growing up in the historically gritty or crime-ridden working class Irish-American neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, ‘Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an out-of-control truck after he pushes a man out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. Raised only by his father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, Jack teaches him how to fight but later is killed by gangsters. Training to hone his physical abilities and superhuman senses under the tutelage of a mysterious blind stranger named Stick, he becomes a highly skilled martial artist while graduating from law school with high grades. Matt takes on a dual life and seeks out the criminal element in Hell’s Kitchen becoming the masked vigilante Daredevil, which put him in conflict with many super-villains, including his arch-enemies Bullseye and the Kingpin. He also becomes a skilled and respected lawyer after graduating from Columbia Law School with his best friend and roommate, Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, with whom he becomes law partners, forming the law firm Nelson & Murdock…
mynetworks — Avengers
Labeled “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” the Avengers are a 1963 Marvel Comics fictional team of superheroes, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. A cross-promotion strategy, originally the team consisted of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Hulk, Thor and the Wasp, but Captain America joined them in issue #4. Diegetically, these superheroes operate independently unless they need to tackle especially formidable villains as a team… Other superheroes and even former villains join and leave the team as it unfolds to this day.
As Avengers have shifted so many times throughout the years, I attach two trailers so you get the idea behind the cross-universe that they form.
— To Be Continued … —