Phil started his career in IT over 15 years ago as a software engineer customizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and accounting systems. He then moved into IT operations, focusing on writing custom integrations and automating systems administration. After that, he spent several years in IT technical leadership positions building security practices into IT operations. He eventually brought that security mindedness into a Managed Services Provider (MSP), where he could make a larger impact on the security of SMBs, eventually leading to full-time security consulting work. Phil’s diverse skills range from networking and coding to IT operations and leadership, giving him the holistic view needed to solve the security challenges facing businesses today.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium
Information Systems Security Association
Phil volunteers as an incident responder for Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3)
Phil’s passion for security started during his time with a youth travel organization in which protecting information about children was his top priority. That passion has grown to include all forms of privacy concerns. For personal projects, Phil enjoys playing with detection and attack tools in a home lab and writing open source integration tools.