I’ve been fascinated with computing since the days of Math Blaster on the Apple II. When I was eventually given an IBM PC-AT 286 6MHz, with a 40MB MFM hard drive and a 2400bps modem – I was off into the world of bulletin board systems (BBS). The Internet quickly eclipsed the BBS world around the time my Mom decided to go back to college, so I ‘borrowed’ her credentials to play around on the big-boy Sun Sparc workstations at the university and discovered a whole new world – the world that lacked any sort of security and where one system or network unequivocally trusted another … all at T-3 speeds. You know – ‘just because.’ Thus, my passion for security was cemented.
2017 Cisco Global Cyber Ops Scholarship Recipient Today’s organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats. CCNA Cyber Ops prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.