About Me

My journey into Cybersecurity began in 1984 as an Electrical Engineering student working at my University’s Computer Lab. One day, a professor complained about his IBM AIX Workstation (a Unix system) running slowly, and I was asked to investigate. I discovered a hidden stash of files in a subdirectory—a hacker’s trove for exchanging pirated PC and Atari games over the Internet. The heavy traffic from connections and downloads was causing the slowdown. That moment sparked a passion for Cybersecurity. Eager to delve deeper into this field, I switched my major to the newly established Computer Science degree, which had just been repurposed from the “Electrical Engineering / Computer Emphasis” degree. And thus, my career was set in motion.

Fast forward 30 years, and I’ve built a diverse and fulfilling career in Cybersecurity. I have worked:

  • For several Fortune 500 companies
  • As a contractor and self-employed consultant
  • As an analyst, clearing intrusion incident/alert queues
  • As an architect designing Cybersecurity systems and processes
  • As an internal auditor, ensuring compliance with government and private standards
  • As an investigator performing computer forensics

I’ve positioned myself as a versatile professional capable of discussing risk and cost justifications with upper management while engaging in technical details with engineers and architects. Throughout my career, I’ve enjoyed my field’s continuous development and evolving processes. However, my greatest satisfaction has come from training and mentoring others. I’ve had the privilege of delivering Cybersecurity presentations at local, regional, and national conferences.

This website is an extension of my career, where I aim to provide information and training about Cybersecurity and its various disciplines. I am excited to share my knowledge and experiences, hoping to inspire and educate others as much as I have enjoyed my journey.

Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to this new chapter in my career.