I originally came from a town in Ireland called Carrickmacross. My first exposure to a PC was a Tandy TRS-80 back in the day. From that point on I was hooked. I studied Electronic Engineering in college in Ireland and worked for Zenith Data Systems (Ireland) after graduation. I came to the U.S. and spent a number of years in the electronics industry. I eventually moved to Chicago and entered the IT field at a major software company. I am currently employed as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) working in the Information Security sector for a  software development company.   I am very fortunate to be working in a career I enjoy thoroughly 


From a technical perspective I live and breathe technology and have been deeply immersed in that field for the last 20 years.  I am a big proponent of continuous education (we're all still learning) and hold the following InfoSec certifications.


Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Project Management Professional (PMP)


As spare time permits, I am an avid photographer.  You can see some of my images here