I find that I write so often for other publications and work I quite often neglect this space, so I wanted to do a recap of the past year, in bullets, for the sake of feeling that I'm not entirely neglecting this site.
Presented at the Ignite talks at the O'Reilly Security NY conference. With a five minute format, I presented on how to communicate the need for security both up and down your organization by asking questions, listening, and understanding the security drivers and requirements of each internal organization.
I left AlienVault and joined FourV Systems to start their technical support, documentation, training, and deployments group.
In July, I finished my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Digital Forensics. I am currently awaiting my winter conferral date and diploma.
I had the opportunity to present at Maker Faire NYC about Micro Drones! Flying drones, specifically micro quadcopters and racing quadcopters is a hobby of mine, and it was a blast to step out of my usual presentation comfort zone and talk about something I do for fun.
In more personal news, we adopted a wonderful dog named Crash last winter, and added further to our family this summer with a puppy named Mayhem. You can find them on instagram as @crashthestaffy and @mayhemthepuppy.