About me

My name is Stuart.  I currently work as an enterprise security architect for a fortune 100 company.  Some of my current areas of focus include Identity and Access Management and Cloud Security, network security, cryptography, Internet of Things (IoT) security, application security, and a few others.

I have nearly 20 years of professional experience in the Information Security field for both the Department of Defense and the private sector, including working a contractor for the Army in an information assurance and intelligence role. Prior to my career in cybersecurity, I spent 11 years in the United States Army, serving in duty stations around the world and combat operations in the Middle East.  I regularly speaks at security conferences and events around the country on a wide range of technology and cybersecurity topics.

I have a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, a Master’s in Cyber Security, and a Master’s in Theological Studies, all from Liberty University.  I have both CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications, and recently I got the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect certification.

When I'm not doing computer geek/cybersecurity stuff, I officiate men’s college and high school lacrosse, riding my Harley-Davidson Softail, and shooting both pistols and long-distance target shooting.  I also have a passion for Christian apologetics, and run another blog site ApologeticsGeek.com.