How can I help?
I’ve recently taken a leap in my life. I left the relative comfort of a salaried job into the world of entrepreneurship . After being in the IT security industry for 17 years, I decided it was time to follow some of my passions and build something that I can be proud of. My current main focuses seem completely separate - but I hold a very similar view and approach to each. I help people deal with all things automotive - be it buying, selling, or fixing their cars & I help small businesses deal with all things technology. Every day is different - and I’m loving it.
Co-Owner @ Atlantic Euro Cars
from 2014 to present day
Automobile Dealer & Detailer to Descriminating Drivers
We want to take all pains out of owning a car for our customers. From the day you buy it, through the maintenance, and to the day you want something new. We have you covered.
We offer executive class concierge service, including detailing and service. Fix your bent rims, or order you new ones. If you are looking for a new vehicle, or any services for your current vehicle, give us a shout - I'm sure we'll be able to help.
from 2016 to present day
Your Virtual CIO
Small businesses have technological needs, but not always the funding or the understanding of how to implement and use that technology. I focus on the needs of the people within the business to offer them solutions that help make them work better. You focus on your business - and I’ll be your tech expert and advisor who is on your side.
Product Manager @ IBM
from 2014 to 2016
Making a Flagship Security Platform Better!
My last role at IBM is that of a Product Manager for IBM Security's QRadar Products. My main focus day to day was to look after content in the product - working to better serve our customers with useful searches, correlation rules, and reports. This work allowed me the opportunity to work closely with all facets of t he business - from customers, to partners, to the development teams.
Senior Security Engineer @ Q1 Labs & IBM
from 2006 to 2013
Secure all the things!
I've been with the Q1Labs / IBM team since 2006 and have spent some time in numerous different roles. In the past I was mainly focused of the Security of our products themselves. If there is one thing that isn't accepted is an insecure security product.
My work included regular vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of our systems - and then working closely with our development teams to ensure that issues were prioritized and focused on to ensure the safety of our customers information.
IT Security Specialist @ Government of Canada
from 1999 to 2006
Hack, Hack, Hack
Vulnerability assessments and Penetration testing. A "Hacker for Hire" of sorts - but on the the good side, presenting all of our finding to our clients, and assisting them with remediation of issues that were discovered.
from 2005 to present day
Bachelor of Managment
Since 2005 I have been working through Athabasca University to get my Bachelor of Management degree. I chose the business field to continue my education as I felt one of my greatest strenghts was that of bridging the gap between the technical side and the business side. I am almost complete this program, and have 3 more courses until I obtain my degree.
from 2002 to 2004
Information Systems Security
I completed many of the courses in the Information Systems Security program at Algonquin College. These courses included:
- Integrated & Environmental Security
- Ethics and Regulatory Issues
- Computer Security Policy
- Information Encryption and Product Implementation
- Threat Risk Management
- Business Continuity Planning
University of New Brunswick
from 1996 to 1999
Bachelor of Computer Science
I did 3 years of the Computer Science degree program at the University of New Brunswick. While attending there I was a part of the co-op program, which introduced my to my love of Computer Security. It led me down the path of concentrating in security rather than just coding.