Bill Knaffl

Bill has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a master's degree in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Currently he is working on his master's degree in Information Security Engineering through SANS Technical Institute and has numerous GIAC Certifications. Bill began his career in computer technology in the early 1990's while working at the University of Alabama Birmingham. There, he learned many of the widespread platforms and operating systems, employing computer troubleshooting and virus removal skills.

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After a brief stint with professional baseball, Bill moved back to computers and started working for a DoD Contractor. During the last 20 years, he has worked in various departments; Desktop Support, R&D, Client Engineering, IT Systems Engineering and Cyber Security. The last ten years, Bill has worked within Information Security managing projects and working with various programs across multiple areas of information security. He began instructing courses for SANS in 2012.