What first sparked your interest in technology?
I think I was 5 years old and my grandfather brought over a 386
computer for us to have. Watching him navigate through DOS and use
Auto-menu is what sparked my interest. Technology is something that
has been a passion for the majority of my life and one thing that has
become a significant part of who I am today.
What is your specialty?
My boss tells me that I can “master” anything he throws at me,
given the time. I’m fairly broad when it comes to skill sets,
hypervisors, networking and cyber security are probably my speciality.
What cyber security trends do you predict for 2018?
I believe we will see a growth in data breaches due to ransomware,
more DDoS attacks with IoT devices and a larger sense of urgency in
the field to mitigate these issues. Cyber Insurance will grow, third
party penetration testing and audits will be more common.
Out of all of your projects, which are you the most proud of? Why?
Projects are what I do in my professional career and in my free time.
There isn’t just one that I’m satisfied about but I guess you can say
that one of my favorite ones was building up the infrastructure for my
What are your professional goals?
I’m steering in the direction of cyber security and networking,
currently. I do like to tinker with all kinds of technology, they
are all like new toys for me.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced and what did you do to over come it?
Probably a Microsoft Exchange domain consolidation or SQL.
To overcome the challenge it was just a lot of time
consuming reading and learning from mistakes.
What advice can you give to web developers who are looking to
make their sites more secure?
Follow OWASP standards and have oversight from a project manager who is
specialized with cyber security, perform routine third party audits and
regularly check for vulnerabilities.