Introducing PatB: Hello its me!

Greetings to everyone at Geeks Are Sexy!  The excellent Kiltak has extended an invitation to me to guest blog security issues on this site and I was more than happy to oblige.  This is my first stint at guest blogging for anyone, but I have been blogging about security issues for two years now at BelchSpeak, and I look forward to reaching new readers through [GAS].

As background, I was in a Security Operations Center for a cyber-security company on 9-11.  As the towers fell, portions of our customers’ networks blinked out as major hubs at ground zero went dark.  The remainder of that horrible day was spent speaking to customers, which were major banks, insurance, and trading companies, trying to allay their fears of cyber terrorist attacks that might piggyback on the attacks using planes as missiles.

Since then I have worked with the Federal government in several capacities to help secure the national infrastructure during this time of war.  As a result, I have been given a unique perspective into how government works and their efforts to secure the internet.

Thanks again to Kiltak for the opportunity, and I hope the readers here enjoy my contributions.