About

I started this blog over 10 years ago.   It was largely an exercise in playing with the technology, first MovableType and later WordPress.  But it was also about posting the things I read about, or the things I ran across at work.

I’ve been getting that blogging itch lately.   It may just be links to articles I like.  And it certainly wont be as frequent.   But I’m still updating.

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Here’s the about me:

In a previous life I was security administrator responsible for the day-to-day computer security at a mid-sized beltway bandit.   In that role I would recommend, evaluate,  select and implement security solutions.   This included things like PKI, Desktop Encryption, EFS, Desktop Endpoint Protection, DLP, IDS, Firewall, vulnerability scanning, patch management, FISMA, and NAC.  You get the idea.   The list could go on and on.  Now I work within a larger organization.   I have less hands on, more project work.  That’s both good and bad.  10 years ago I finished my 5 year plan.   I still haven’t figured out what the next 5 year plan should be.

I have a Master of Science in Computer Science from James Madison University.

Certifications
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)