Hello. I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, under the guidance of Dr. Nitesh Saxena, and a student member of the SPIES (Security and Privacy In Emerging computing and network Systems) Research Lab. I have over 20 years of global security and IT experience, and currently work in industry, while completing my PhD part-time. I have undergraduate degrees in Computer and Information Science, as well as Business Administration from Troy University, and an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. I hold a multitude of industry certifications in information security (CISSP), information assurance (CISA), ethical hacking (CEH), and other IT disciplines as well as a CPA and business related degrees and experience. I am hoping to apply my industry experience with leading edge research to contribute to the field of information security.