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Instructors


LaMar Childs

  • Mentor

LaMar Childs comes from a varied background of experience. He currently works for the Air Force Reserves as a cyber operator defending and securing networks for the Department of Defense as well as a consultant for BMG. He started out working for Xerox and then Motorola doing various operational projects. After approximately four years in corporate he struck out with a small technology consulting firm. Handling products from e-commerce website development to network setup and desktop support and network analysis, he developed a good overall understanding of the technology landscape and it's impact on workers. Tapped to be the translator between frustrated users and technology departments is where he really began to thrive. This work is some of his most rewarding as it allows him to explore and improve human interaction with computer software and systems. His passion is evaluating processes for efficiency, as well as physical and cyber security loop holes. His investigation and research enables him to take those findings and overlay security, process improvements and finally training so that as he says a 12 year old can come in and understand how to effectively use the systems and operate the processes. A 12 year old we questioned? But he insists that often things are made to complicated. Technology he says, can be simple. He states the more simple you make things the easier it is for people to spot anomalies and correct issues. It makes sense. Armed with certifications in Security Plus, GSEC, GCFA and Certified Ethical Hacker training he has leveraged his experience to support organizations such as the UFC, law firms, construction firms and more. His bachelors in Marketing and Management give him a different perspective than other technophiles. He calls himself the user champion; making their lives easier and making it easy for them to raise their level of tech prowess. In his eyes everyone has a bit of technophile in them and the more people we ignite the safer our systems and networks will be.