About Me

I'm a former librarian, now security engineer, researcher, and analyst.

I'm a strong advocate of security awareness, product security testing, hardening, and compliance.

I enjoy contributing to open source-communities, especially those involved with libraries and security.


  • - Social Determinants of Cyber Security and Data Privacy
  • - Bluetooth
  • - Bro

KaliPi and Bluetooth


  • May 2016

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Software Security Engineer

    Perform security evaluations on Cisco products.

    Research Cisco products and vulnerabilities

  • Oct 20123
    May 2016

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    DevTest Engineer

    Lead team responsible for security testing and ClamAV (anti-virus) testing.

    Performed security testing on Security Business Group products..

    Sourcefire, now part of Cisco.

  • Oct 2012
    Oct 2013


    Quality Assurance Engineer

    Performed security testing and ClamAV (anti-virus) testing.

    Acquired by Cisco.

  • Sept 2008
    Oct 2012

    United States Naval Academy - Nimitz Library

    Systems Librarian

    Managed and administered various library servers - reviewed system and application logs to troubleshoot problems, installed server and software updates, updated and configured settings, configured firewall settings, and ensured backups were performed.

    Ensured continued availability to critical library applications and services; ensured all systems and scripts were secure and updates applied.

    Created and updated web content, and created scripts to perform automated tasks.

    Assisted in computer and networking support and troubleshooting, and assisted staff and patrons in using software.

    Prepared internal reports, internal policy drafts, and internal procedures for supervisor and working groups.

    Wrote and maintained departmental internal documentation.

    Researched current technology and library trends.

    Evaluated and recommended IT tools, solutions, procedures, and policies; implemented, tested, and documented various technology projects either in a trial or production capacity.

    Served on various library and Academy committees, working groups, and special interest groups; assisted in drafting library policies and planning.

    Provided reference services at the Reference Desk.

  • Sept 2008
    Oct 2012

    Shepherd University - Scarborough Library

    Coordinator of Systems

    Served as primary point of contact for the Systems department.

    Ensured continued availability to critical library applications and services.

    Supervised two part-time employees and several student assistants.

    Managed and administered various servers - reviewed system and application logs to troubleshoot problems, installed server and software updates, and updated and configured settings.

    Coordinated with and responded to vendors and other campus organizations; prepared financial draft reports; recommended computer software and hardware; reviewed contract proposals and purchase requests for acquisitions.

    Oversaw and managed library technology inventory including equipment life-cycle, and the planning, coordination, and deployment of new equipment.

    Performed computer and networking troubleshooting, assisted staff and patrons with using software; performed routine maintenance and updates on the library computers; installed and configured new computers and hardware.

    Led research and test initiatives of new software, hardware, and technology.

    Managed and developed web content; created PHP scripts to perform automated tasks.

    Maintained the library’s subscription databases and electronic resources.

    Provided reference services at the Reference Desk.

    Served as liaison and collection development librarian for STEM disciplines.


  • 2010

    Univeristy of Maryland University College

    Master of Science in Cybersecurity

    Focused on security technologies, forensics, management, compliance, government regulations, policies, disaster recovery, and psychology.

  • 2002

    Youngstown State University

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

    Covered database management, programming, web development, graphics design, and business practices.

  • 2000

    Kent State Univeristy

    Masters of Library and Information Science

    Systems/technology emphasis to libraries and general library disciplines such as cataloging, reference, human resource management, and government documents.

  • 1994

    Cleveland State University

    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

    Broad program that covered logic, history, ethics, social justice, reality, and knowledge.

Certifications and Training


OSCP. in progress


Security+. 2014


Advance Certified Ethical Hacker. 2014


Certified Ethical Hacker. 2014


PenTesting w/Metasploit. 2013


Red Hat Linux Essentials. 2008


District of Columbia
Washington, DC

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