One of the Godfathers of Augusta’s local information security community gave a talk about the growing cyber presence in the CSRA on May 8th at the new EDTS offices at Sibley Mill. Mark recounted how he got started in infosec and how that initial infiltration drove him to learn as much as he could about protecting the networks and machines he was responsible for. He gave a great history of the Augusta info sec community, from him rustling up just enough folks to found the Greater Augusta ISSA chapter to the beginnings and continued growth of BSidesAugusta. He also laid out his thoughts on the roadmap that he sees for cyber in the Augusta community and the impact that it will have in projects such as Sibley Mill, the Augusta University buildings in downtown, the GBI forensics lab, as well as the coming Cyber Command at Fort Gordon. Not only will these mostly government enterprises bring jobs, but he sees a great opportunity for private/public partnerships and a tremendous need for other positions to support these enterprises. We would like to thank Mark and our sponsors for the night, EDTS and EDTS Cyber, ATDC, and Loop Recruiting for being instrumental in making this night a fun and informative success for those who came out.
I am a software developer in Augusta, GA, mostly .NET web applications. I enjoy pretty much all things technology related. I am constantly looking for ways to be a better man, husband, programmer, and leader. When I am not in the office, I can be found tooling in my home lab or seeing concerts with my wife.