About BK

I’m currently a Security Engineer for a Major Software firm that everyone LOVES :p I help secure software used by people all over the world. Before my current role as a Security Engineer, I was a Senior Security Consultant for VeriSign.  I performed network, application, web-application, source-code, wireless, Internet, Intranet, dial-up, and social engineering security reviews and security architecture design services for various clients in the Fortune 500.  Most importantly, I help clients understand the existing and emerging security risks that their businesses face so that they can make an informed business decision. Prior to joining VeriSign, I worked as a penetration tester for E&Y’s Advanced Security Center, breaking into information systems and helping clients in the Fortune 500 understand existing and emerging security risks.

    

Before my life as a consultant, I helped defend Department of Defense networks as an Intrusion Detection Analyst.  I looked at packets, monitored for suspicious network activity, took apart malicious code, and formally reported network and security incidents of all shapes and sizes.  The crew I worked with at the CERT are some of the sharpest, most creative problem solvers I’ve ever met and many of them helped shape my perception of information security…

    

Before attacking and defending networks, I was an active duty Marine Officer (Semper FI!).  I spent some time in a hot desert, carried a side arm (sometimes a machine gun), and got real up-close and personal with physical and operational security…. 

 

Semper Fi! 

      

I have an undergraduate degree in Business (with a formal concentration in Information Systems) from the University of Washington (GO HUSKIES!) and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems (with Distinction) from Hawaii Pacific University.  I’ve decided to start my MBA to help balance out my geeky tendencies…