I spent most of my life before information security dedicated to joining Law Enforcement.
I worked different types of security jobs. I almost finished an administration of justice degree. I even graduated from the Police Academy.
But I realized I wasn't cut out for Law Enforcement. It's takes a special kind of person to do that kind of work. And honestly, I realized I'm not that person.
Thanks to some great family friends, I got my start in IT as a computer analyst in 2001. That's when the technology obsession started.
I’ve quickly moved to working as telecommunications technician. Then to a network engineer. I even did some application development work on the side.
In all that time, security was always a part of my job. Secure design, data encryption, network security…I was always doing something security related.
In 2008, I committed full time to information security, working as both an engineer and an architect.
In fact, I still work full time as a security engineer/architect today!
So when it comes to education and training, you’re getting the ground truth from a working security professional.
I know first hand the threats facing all of us out there! I also am in a position where I interact with senior managers and high ranking corporate officials.
So I bring a unique perspective of law enforcement, technical security, and senior leadership to the table.
You can also add amateur musician, family carpenter, and cigar aficionado to that list too!
- 16 years experience working in Information Technology (IT)
- 9 years experience working in Information Security (INFOSEC)
- Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
- CEH, CISSP, CNDA, CPTE, and Security + certified