Hello, and welcome. I’m guessing you are here to figure out why you should listen to anything I say. The short answer to that is: because you need an answer to whatever question you Google’d to get here. If you want a longer answer, read on for my “I-Love-Me” section:
I currently work for a cybersecurity consulting company that focuses on helping to secure U.S. Critical Infrastructure (primarily in the Energy Sector). Prior to transitioning into the cybersecurity field, I had over a decade of IT experience, ranging from time spent as an Apple Genius, to being a Senior Consultant with Microsoft. I’ve provided support to healthcare, law, education, entertainment, broadcast, and retail, and of course industrial clients, which involved working with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO, and NERC CIP standards.
I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Cybersecurity, with a minor Homeland Security, focusing on Critical Infrastructure Protection. I’m currently finishing up a Masters of Science program in Cybersecurity, and will be following that with an MBA. I have two published papers covering penetration testing, privacy, and policy in the cybersecurity field.
This blog primarily centers on Mac support because I have found the community to be exceptionally helpful and supportive, and it is a field that I expect to grow steadily over the next few years. I have supported Macs in businesses ranging in size from 5-2,000 employees, and 5%-95% Windows systems. As such, I am painfully familiar with some of the most common problems that many Mac System Admins face on an every day basis. There will also be security posts smattered in, since that’s what I now do on a day-to-day basis.
Outside of work I volunteer with the National Emergency Management Team in the Communications Division for Region 2. I assisted in the recovery of a number of small to mid-sized businesses in Manhattan from Hurricane Sandy, and continue to volunteer my time as needed. I also volunteer my time as the Director of IT for a non-profit organization dedicate to providing a holistic approach to healthcare for underprivileged children and their families.
I currently hold a number of certifications, including: CCW, CHS-IV, ASC, SSI, CDP, OSWP (expired), Sec+ (expired), and ACMT (expired).I am committed to trying to keep this blog relatively active, though it will, of course, take a backseat when work gets crazy.
If you have read all of this, you are a better person than I! It is probably best that you stop procrastinating and go back to searching for the answer to that problem you were looking for when you stumbled onto this page.