- August 27, 2023
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Embracing Technology, Protecting Others: My Journey in Cybersecurity
Since the early 90s, my world has revolved around computers. It all started with a Packard Bell PC, diving into modem-based dial-up connections and stumbling upon my first hack—a program called ‘Navigator’ designed for child safety. Uncovering a critical combination, I crashed Navigator and accessed the computer’s desktop, igniting my passion for technology and exploration.
Growing up, I faced challenges within my family, as my brother occasionally stole the money I earned from web design and local computer support. Determined to protect what was rightfully mine, I purchased a large home safe, symbolizing my commitment to fortify my defenses. Despite his attempts to undermine me, his efforts only scratched the surface. I even suggested installing a hallway camera to bolster security, shaping my strategic mindset and the principle of protecting others from exploitation.
Throughout my career, I’ve maintained a balanced approach, embodying intensity, direction, and persistence to deliver consistent, high-quality service to every organization I work with. This dedication has led to self-concordance, job engagement, and an unwavering commitment to achieving goals. Over the past fifteen years, I’ve had the privilege of building, exploring, and developing security systems globally, likely safeguarding something that belongs to you along the way.
In my writing, I draw on experiences from late 90s hacker interviews with figures like John Vransevich, Kent Browne, Carolyn Meniel, Eric Ginorio, Marc Maiffret, Jodi Jones, Patrick Gregory, and more. My lifetime of immersion with hackers began in my youth. I’ve engaged face-to-face with the FBI and Secret Service, not as a ‘bad person’ but as an explorer. I never aimed to steal, con, or cause harm. My intention was to preserve information integrity and confidentiality.
Do you now think I know more about you than you do about me? Have you considered that my search might be over and I might have found what I was looking for?
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