About

My name is Brad. I have over 15 years IT experience and a Master’s degree in English Literature. Go figure.

I’ve worked for a software development company, where I cut my teeth so to speak, then moved to a decent-sized hospital, where I worked with pretty much anything that had a network connection at either end of it. This included a lot of exposure to security: user and server administration, firewall administration and monitoring, IDS and incident response, wireless, and more. I’m presently employed as a network security architect for a large organization.

I’m a SANS GIAC certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Forensics Analyst (GCFA). Computer security is what I love to do. Whether it’s chasing down an infection, attempting to analyze malware, or learning about the tactics employed, I find it all to be a pleasant rush sometimes. But it can also be challenging. The odds are against me and my ilk, the tools aren’t as good as they could and need to be (although recent efforts have shown great progress), and every minute we spend compensating for these inadequacies adds risk to our environment.

The goal of this site is to provide direction, guidance, resources, and assistance to anyone who will listen in an attempt to help them protect themselves. I hope you find something of value here.

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