Stephen has had hands-on experience since the early days of the Internet. He has a broad perspective and experience with technology in the real world having written network software for a very small company while supporting it at customers in the fortune 50. Now at one of the biggest companies in Calgary, he has spent the past 9 years as a security analyst for Cenovus Energy Inc (formerly part of Encana Corporation)
Currently, he is part of a team that architects, implements, supports and manages a wide variety of network security solutions while also working with other groups on a range of other activities such as incident response and electronic investigation.
Stephen says, "I have had the good fortune to see the IT and security worlds from a variety of perspectives. I have experienced the challenges of security practice on both a very small and very large scale. I very much enjoy technology and love getting my fingers into everything. Mentoring the material will help to keep it fresh in my mind and I expect that I will be able to learn some things from students as well." He looks forward to the personal networking that will also occur within this class.
He currently holds several GIAC certifications