I am an Author, Geek (Senior Digital Specialist @ Postmedia) & CF fundraiser. My wife, my kids, faith, baseball, infosec & devops are a few of my favourite things.
Professionally, I specialize in information security, risk management and IT operations. I have earned my Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations. I participate in various local conferences and groups (Sector, SC Congress, TASK) and I follow numerous infosec initiatives, including TrueCrypt, Backtrack, Kali, BlackHat and SANS Computer Forensics. As a point of personal pride, I won a prize for being in the top 3 participants within the first hour of a three hour hack night at a Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge in Toronto in 2012. Unfortunately, I did not place in the top 3 at the end of the night – I got tripped up by a stupid mistake early in the competition that slowed my progress.
I earned my Honours Computer Systems Technology Diploma from Mohawk College in 1997. As well, I earned my Specialist Honours Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto in 2006. Additionally, I have completed some graduate work at McMaster Divinity College. Previously, I earned my second degree black belt in the martial arts of karate, tae kwon do and jiu jitsu. This grounding in both eastern and western philosophical and religious traditions has provided a breadth and depth of experience that I bring to my writing and critical thinking.
One last thing… I work at Postmedia as a Senior Digital Specialist. This site is not related to, nor does it reflect the views of my employer.
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