Starting in the 1980’s, Doc found his passion in computing, starting with programming on a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in his parents’ basement. His career experience includes hardware, software, network design, project management, systems and network administration, programming, organizational security, and compliance frameworks. Doc ran a successful IT consulting, hosting, and design firm for 10 years until he found his passion was in IT security and compliance. He has vast experience at various levels of information technology from technical support/help desk positions to security leadership roles.
Doc has been involved in securing healthcare settings for over a decade. His contribution in leadership of HIPAA compliance and security has helped many organizations use compliance regulations to make their organization more secure. In the 2010’s, he formed and lead the IT Risk and Compliance at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Doc has been heavily involved in the technical design and implementation of NIH approved FISMA compliant information systems. Later in his career, his work has focused on HIPAA, FERPA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and FISMA compliant systems with an emphasis on IT risk management in enterprise environments. Doc maintains over a dozen IT and security certifications along with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 2002. He is the Owner and CEO of Flatiron Infosec LLC.
"In my professional career, I have recruited, hired, trained, and mentored many highly technical individuals to excel in their professional development and have enjoyed continuing to do the same as a SANS instructor, teaching all over the world."
Learn about numeric conversions from Doc here:
Everything I Needed to Know About Cyber Security I Learned From Wargames, Wild West Hacking Fest, Feb 2021
Network Compromise for the Technically Challenged (Dummies)
Danger Stewards – Measuring Risk and Predicting the Future for Fun and Profit
Personal blog - Are We Safer Yet?
Ransomware and Healthcare: A Deadly Combination
What Your Privacy Officer is Trying to Tell You...If Only You Would Listen, with guest, Lori Hopper, Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus