9 year career as an IT System Admin in education.
In October 2015 I ran into Cryptolocker, run by one of the users. I was always interested in malware, however, this was pretty unique. I felt my security skills were lacking and through various learning nodes like Cybrary, Learnsmart and uCertify I ended up doing the Certified Ethical Hacker v8 course. I’m still crying inside.
Needless to say, I’ve come a long way since October 15. I never thought I’d be doing CTF’s, hacking missions and meeting up with extremely talented individuals to bounce ideas off.
I did a lot of tinkering as a child. Hardware hacking with electronics in college as a teen and it’s never really left me. I just got distracted.
Now I’m training in Pen Testing and it’s where I’m happiest. Other than that I’ve been playing the guitar for 20 years, I used to be a semi-pro photographer and nature is the best medicine anyone could ever hope for.