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About 7 years ago
I would agree that they can be difficult to install and manage. Part of the issue lies in the fact that Cisco is a router and switch company and in my opinion, much of their incursion into the security world was driven by a "me too" rationale. The result is that creating…

About me

Security Evangelist and Mentor -- MyNetWiz.com

Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP, IAM, IEM) with hands on experience with firewalls, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability scanning, malware detection, web content filtering, secure remote access, privilege management, SEIM, data loss prevention and email security.

Organizational goal: Assist small to medium businesses and government organizations to develop secure technology architectures using proven tools and methods to achieve their business goals. Educate business, government, and consumers regarding today's security threats and risks

Experience with all levels of government, the defense industry, banking and finance, and retail
Passionate to meet business objectives in a secure, technically sound and cost effective manner.

Actively involved in Information Security since the early 1990's. Professional career includes role of entrepreneur, technical sales, professional services, project manager and the customer deep understanding of the respective roles of the vendor, the service provider and the customer. Understand the challenges faced in infrastructure, application development and the business unit.

Significant achievements;
Deployed the the first firewall into Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem in 1996 and designed the security architecture to protect its pioneer online banking and brokerage solutions
Developed the first baseline security standards for Lowe's Home Improvement
Conducted a risk assessment of Yadkin Valley Bank and used the findings to justify its first full-time security team
As both an adjunct and full-time instructor in the Computer Information Systems department at High Point University, taught and mentored teach and mentored many triad residents, a number of whom now have leadership roles in technology in the triad.
Past President of Triad Chapter of ISSA. Currently serve as Chapter Treasurer

ISSA Senior Member
ISACA Gold Member