My current role is a network security engineer but like many of us in security, I wear many hats. I perform forensics, threat and network hunting, intel, malware analysis and remediation, vulnerability scanning and management, red teaming, along with helping to write and rewrite policies and guidelines.
I’ve been in IT for over 10 years, everything from help desk, networking, hardware repair, and I finally moved into a security role a few years ago. One of my favorite things to do is phishing simulations.
I grew up always interested in figuring out how things work and how to make them work in ways that may not have been intended. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in IT - Security in 2018 from Western Governors University. There I earned many industry certifications, including Comptia’s A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, Cisco CCENT, CCNA and CCNA Security, several CIW certs, LPIC-1 and the Infosec 4011. I’ve also been working towards my OSCP now that I’ve got a little more free time. When I’m not working in security, listening to security podcasts or researching the newest threats, I’m usually spending time with my daughter, taking photos or working on old cars. I love to hike and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.