I've worked in the IT industry for 20 years. Prior to this I was your typical PC gamer who loved to build computers (I still build them with my kids today). My professional experience ranges from desktop support/engineering, systems administration, security administration (firewalls, AV, DLP, vuln management), NSM analysis, and more. My strengths leans toward endpoint/configuration management, systems administration, and information security.
From early on I was interested in, and working with, information security. This trend has persisted in just about every IT role I've ever had. One of the first security certifications I obtained was a Security+ in 2007 followed by a Checkpoint CCSE that same year. Most relevent to today though, I am a GIAC certified GCDA (my most recent certification).
I started my higher ed career at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2002 and have continued my higher ed career with Indiana University since 2008. At both Universities I worked as a desktop engineer and security analyst. With Indiana University, I've held many roles ranging from desktop engineer, systems administrator, security administrator, compliance analyst, and now as a Lead Security Engineer on the OmniSOC team.
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