I am an Information Assurance Professional with 16 years of experience in the Information Technology field. I’ve spent about half that time performing penetration testing, intrusion analysis, network defense, forensic investigation, incident response, malware analysis, and hunting adversaries. Oh the “cyber” fun.

I’m truly an information security junkie. I love this field. In my personal time I enjoy exploring new areas of “cyber,” personal finance, a bit of investing, brewing beer, and finding new tv shows to watch with the wife. A huge amount of my time, probably too much, is spent on my supporting my doctoral work. In my experience, most “advanced” threats are not all that advanced at all. They merely raise the bar from the kiddies and exploit the overwhelming challenges the defenders have to face. It’s not an easy challenge, but I think we defenders can raise the bar significantly with the right tactics.