Hi. I’m Blair and I’m an automation addict.

My day job forces me to wear many hats: site reliability engineer, security architect, software developer, incident responder, IT helpdesk technician, and occasionally forensic examiner. Outside of work, I’m a FAA Part 107 UAS pilot, an Extra class Amateur Radio operator (NS1H), and I continue to improve my Python (Django & Flask), Go, Elixir , and Rust skills.

My formal education is in telecommunications & networking tech (BSc) and digital forensics (MSc). Professionally, I have expertise in network/physical/web application penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, malware analysis, cyber threat analysis, network engineering, system/network administration, and every possible task you can fit under “site reliability engineer”.

I’m not a huge fan of certifications but I have my GIAC Continuous Monitoring (GMON) certification. I occasionally study for the Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam and all the Amazon Web Services certifications but I have not committed to those.

I’m a voracious reader and when I’m not cursing at “the cloud” or slinging code, you can find me learning something new, flying a drone, or exercising my Amateur Radio privileges.