About Me

I am a life-long hacker, who from a young age enjoyed taking things apart and trying to determine what it was that made them tick. I took this curiosity with an intent to work in chip design, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, but fate has the ability to do weird things.

After graduation, I wound up moving east to the DC metro and worked a few painful months as a patent examiner. When things weren’t working out, I began looking for work and landed my first information security work doing FIPS 140 validation work. Over time my curiosity for the field grew, and eventually led me to knew opportunities and finding new groups of people who have created a ‘hacker family’.

Now, with over twelve years working in the field, I’ve started to turn some of my efforts to teach and education. I want to help those who are seeking knowledge to find some answers and training, rather from myself or just being able to point them in the right direction.

This blog, my training courses, Twitch streaming, and conference presentations are all means to this end. While I hope this blog will prove informative to those seeking information, it will also probably bleed into other areas of interest, like science fiction, gaming and photography, as I have new things to share in those areas.