Hi everyone – This post is going to stray a little bit from others, as it’s more of a personal update (I’ll keep it brief). On the educational front, I get to spend next week on campus for my graduate residency. I’ll be glad to be back in VT for a bit, check out the school’s new mountain bike trails, and meet with old professors and supervisors. I’ve been done classes for a couple of weeks and having the extra time available has been amazing :-). The 18 months actually flew by, but I’m still glad that I went pretty much straight in to the degree from my undergrad education. It was definitely worthwhile and exposed me to many other aspects of InfoSec that aren’t my main responsibility. I’d say my writing has definitely improved as well, since the majority of the Norwich program involves business-style assignments.
This is also a time of change for me on the career front. I’m sad to say that I’m leaving my current employer of the past year. It truly has been a great job, doing great work, with great people. I woke up every morning excited to go to work and I’ll miss walking in to the office each day. If things continue the way they are for the organization, things will be great for the entire team. Thank you all for a great year and best of luck in everything. I’ll be sure to keep in touch.
With such high praises, some may be wondering what could possibly have torn me away? I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining the Verizon RISK team in the coming weeks. When the opportunity presented itself I was immediately excited about the possibilities of the position. It’s a step away from my “traditional” forensic / IR background, but it’s also super interesting work and I’m excited to start working. It should be a good mix of areas that I think will round me out more in my career field. As always, I’ll throw a disclaimer out there that my posts/analysis/views on this blog don’t represent the views of my employer.
Anywho… it’s about time to start my (current) final day of work.