As the Incident Response Engineer in LogRhythm Labs, I work with clients to perform a deep dive into their environment after a cyber attack or intrusion takes place. I am a pattern seeker, and I enjoy looking for comparisons between traditionally unrelated items to aid in incident investigation and response. I am actively focused on Active Defense countermeasures and methods to increase the defensive capabilities of organizations.
I have been working within the computer security space for just about 10 years. I’ve worked as a SOC lead, security intrusion analyst and security engineer within government, military and enterprise-level organizations.
After working with IBM for close to two years, I came to LogRhythm looking for a smaller, more personal and innovative experience.
In 2014, I joined the LogRhythm team as a professional services consultant. Using my past experiences with vulnerability and intrusion detection, I spent a majority of each deployment on the training, tuning and configuration of LogRhythm’s Advanced Correlating component, the AI Engine. In February 2016, I switched to the LogRhythm Labs team to further my experience within the defense analytic realm.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have many hobbies including playing the banjo, running, gardening and more! On the technical side, I am passionate about virtual machines, proxies and active defense.
As an infosec professional, I feel it’s important to be skeptical and to not trust anything until it’s proven. I have many mantras and quotes that I adhere to on a professional and personal basis. Some of my favorites include:
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –Aristotle
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle
“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” –Unknown
Bachelor of Science, Computer Security and Forensics, Kaplan University
Currently working to achieve my Masters of Information Security Engineering from SANS Institute
My certifications include: GCIH, GSEC, GCIA Working to attain the GNFA (expected completion June 2016)
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