Tai has this unquenchable curiosity about how things work and numerous toys and gadgets will attest to this. Putting them together again is a different matter. When he first learned how easy it was to send emails as Santa Claus, over 20 years ago, he was struck by two epiphanies: security is critical; and he can get paid to do it! Always considered a Subject Matter Expert on security at the large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies that he worked at.
He has dedicated over 20 years to Information Security, from reading RFCs to actively performing penetration tests to designing and managing policies and Information Security programs, educating auditors and mentoring staff.
Until proven wrong, he is the mentor that has the oldest SANS t-shirt from 1996.