Starting in the year 2000, Doc ran a successful IT consulting, hosting, and design firm for 10 years until he found his passion was in IT security and compliance. His well-rounded IT experience includes hardware, software, network design, project management, administration, programming, systems security, and compliance frameworks. He has vast experience at various levels of information technology from technical support/help desk positions to security leadership roles.
He has been heavily involved in the technical design and implementation of NIH approved FISMA compliant information systems. 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 Certified SANS instructor, teaching all over the world."