Cloud Underground

DevSecOps Dojo

Harness the Power of AI

Grow your career, your network and your business acumen all from the comfort of your home with the DevSecOps Dojo from Cloud Underground.

The DevSecOps Dojo is a free, ongoing entrepreneurial development program led by Cloud Underground Chief Science Officer Nato Riley that offers continuous training in cloud-native technology and artificial intelligence to help members grow personally and professionally.

Using Cloud Underground’s proprietary AI engine named Augustus, members’ LinkedIn profiles and our private Discord server, DevSecOps Dojo teaches users how to automate their brands — and ultimately, their lives.

The best way to learn automation is to get hands-on. For this reason, participants will join the Cloud Underground movement powered by AI Augustus and receive weekly information and tasks to grow their audience insight data sets, learn to work with that data and utilize that data to grow professionally.

The DevSecOps Dojo focuses on three-year business cycles for education and is therefore meant for long-term thinkers and planners who are seeking to build and refine skills for years to come. Like martial arts, personal development is a life-long practice!

How to Join DevSecOps Dojo

Joining the DevSecOps Dojo is simple! All you need to do is provide some basic contact information to receive an invite to our private Discord community. Once you’re part of our community, you’ll learn more about AI Augustus, including how to utilize the AI for your unique professional needs.

"To Create or Destroy..."

Hacking is quite potentially the most destructive skill in the modern world with its capacity to control, manipulate and influence entire countries with terrifying impacts. In this way, just like martial arts, hacking brings us to a moral dilemma.

Enter the DevSecOps Dojo from Cloud Underground.

We are here to teach those who are willing to face their own malevolence and dark sides how to harness devastatingly destructive powers for good by teaching the science of war as outlined in martial arts.

Learning self-control and discipline is infinitely more challenging than destroying everything around us in our lives – destruction is easy.

The DevSecOps Dojo is a serious co-op where I will teach how to both build and take down the modern Titans of technology – the CLOUD.

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How It Works

The DevSecOps Dojo is an encouraging community where hierarchical structures are loose and where collaboration rules. Still, we must have community moderators and mentors so that every member receives the support they require.

The Dojo set-up is simple! Members are granted access to an exclusive Discord community where you can network with fellow Dojo members, watch videos from past Dojo sessions, and receive weekly assigned tasks designed to grow your audience and your skills with the AI Augustus engine. You’ll also be able to view “Nato’s Research Madness” channel to monitor our latest development activities.

Weekly updates drop in Discord every Tuesday with task reminders coming on Thursdays. Having trouble with your task of the week? Ask your community for help and support! Plus, get help and advice from the whole Cloud Underground team.

You’ll also get access to occasional live Dojo special events and projects.

DevSecOps Dojo Belt System

As in most martial arts practices, the DevSecOps Dojo marks the ability of its members with a colored belt. As the story goes, in ancient tradition, new students were given a white belt that they never removed, which signified the end of their previous life and the beginning of their new life in their martial arts practice.

As the students learned and progressed, the white belt would eventually yellow and darken with dirt, grime and blood. Thus, a black belt indicated years of practice, discipline and mastery.

Our belt system is based on the progression of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is designed to help members build DevSecOps skills by creating their own development lab. We also encourage members to build their personal brand by creating social posts that document their experiences.

After earning a belt, members complete additional tasks to earn stripes on their belt. After earning all four degrees for each color, you are then eligible to move on to the next belt color.

Our belts progress as follows:

  1. White belt
  2. Blue belt
  3. Purple belt
  4. Brown belt
  5. Black belt
Full details for each step of the belt progression process are documented here.

8 Virtues of Bushido

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  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Mercy
  • Politeness
  • Honesty
  • Honor
  • Loyalty
  • Self-Control

There is debate over whether or not Bushido properly fits seven or eight virtues, though we will focus on the eight-virtue philosophies of Bushido.

Our community code of ethics will enforce members to abide by this code.

When you are ready to productively discover your dark side through building and refining DevSecOps skills, I will be ready to test you and push you to your limits. I am here to teach you how to ethically maximize the malevolence that resides deep within you.

This is only for those who see themselves as hardcore. Training in my Dojo to walk the road to cloud mastery is long, arduous and at times it will be grueling – be prepared to learn the art of war.

It’s time to crush the old ways in the technology and cybersecurity industries. The days of legacy are numbered.

It’s time to take down the Titans of the old world to make way for the future of the digital era.

It is time to build the cloud underground together.

This is the way.

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Origins of DevSecOps Dojo

The following account comes from the mind of DevSecOps Dojo co-founder Sensei Nato RIley.

Bullied Youth Finds Strength in Martial Arts

I don’t see the point in following the “status quo”; it never gets anyone anywhere but average.

From a very young age, I always gravitated toward things that were different from whatever the “popular” things to do were. While kids played on the playground during recess, I was creating products and selling them.

As some of you reading this might imagine, doing something “different” from the rest is almost a guaranteed formula for getting bullied, but I never allowed that in my life.

After a bad experience of getting bloodied up after school, I went home and sat with my father. He’s a big martial arts fan, and that day I saw Bruce Lee fighting off the “bad guys” with nothing but his fists.

I decided I could probably defend myself too, and I asked one birthday for a Bruce Lee poster that I put over my bed so that as I drifted to sleep each night, I would think about the sort of hero I wanted to be in life.

I sought out grassy fields where I tried to teach myself martial arts. Eventually my father saw this, and he helped me learn more about martial arts.

Soon, I went from being the bullied playground kid to being the one who’d fight off bullies for the “nerds” and “geeks.”

This taught me something valuable – I learned that I am capable of being incredibly dangerous, and I was left with a moral dilemma with my new found physical capabilities as an adversarial youth.

Becoming a Black Hat Hacker

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Once I discovered what power felt like, I admittedly did not always use my abilities for good.

After a chain of unfortunate events in my younger days, circumstances resulted in me finding myself in legal trouble, and I was once again faced with a moral dilemma – do I use my powers to protect or to destroy?

Meanwhile, I had discovered I had incredible aptitude for hacking and used those powers for evil.

I was a genuine black hat once upon a time. Not only was I physically strong and dangerous, I was also an online threat.

I learned something else from this – online power is infinitely more volatile than physical power. This once again left me with a moral dilemma about how I using my skills to navigate my life circumstances.

Search for Inner Peace

Before the age of 18, I was often consumed with anger and rage. My parents had divorced, and I found myself often on the streets facing decisions the gravity of which I was too young and naïve to understand.

I ultimately found myself back to pursuing martial arts, but no longer to find power… I wanted peace this time.

I wanted peace within myself and peace for those around me. I grew tired of endless destruction in my wake wherever I roamed.

This brought me back to finding a dojo, and I began reading and studying world philosophies heavily. I even signed up for a world philosophies course while still in high school so that I could better understand how to pursue a fulfilling life.

This brought me to the discovery of the book Bushido, the Soul of Japan. This book spoke to my soul and showed me that though we as human beings are all capable of great destruction, we each have the ability to make decisions about what impact we will have on our communities.

We can fight to serve and not to destroy.

From there, I submitted myself to finding martial philosophies that could tame my anger.

I discovered Bujutsu, the “science of war,” and that was the beginning of something great in my life.

I learned how to harness my destructive powers and capabilities to serve and create. Destruction is easier to achieve than creation, and this brought about new desires for me that made me wish to simply create and innovate.

The Mother of (Self-)Invention

All along the way, I was that young person always building and selling products.

It’s what I was born to do – I was born to invent.

More than 20 years later, I now have advanced my skills to the point where I can now teach others how to create and invent in the same ways I always have.

The mind is a powerful tool that is capable of both glorious and terrifying things.

I am now here to teach the “Art of War” to those who wish to use destructive skills to create – which is much easier said than done. To truly create, we must first find ourselves, including finding our aptitudes, strengths and weaknesses.

Success is not in technical skills, it’s in self improvement.

By working on myself, I was able to negotiate my way into working with malware in my early career, which then helped me negotiate my way into building a genuine cloud from ground up (hardware and all) with a young technology company who has since sold to a larger entity.

I took on my career as I would a battlefield. I came from a “ride or die” lifestyle and that’s how I work.

Many others face the same dilemmas I have faced – they know they could be wildly destructive but want to channel their energy toward benefiting the greater good.