My Goals

It's often hard for me to admit that I have been successful in my ventures. So this page is for me as much as it is for you.

2022 Goals

Let's aim for a better year!

  • Present at a conference in person
  • Learn To Code
  • Strengthen Fundamental Security Skills
  • Read 15 Books. *I am at 14 books in July, so I am updating to a 25-book goal.
  • Completed: Take a chance on something big - Became a SR Technical Trainer at GRIMM

2022 Book List

Some book names are redacted in order to help my family maintain privacy.
  1. This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race
  2. Name Redacted: Book on medical issues
  3. Name Redacted: Second book on medical issues
  4. Name Redacted: Book on helping family deals with medical issues
  5. Sleeping Beauty
  6. Short Story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  7. Identity and Access Management
  8. Compliance, Incident Response, and Penetration Testing
  9. Braving the Wilderness
  10. My Evil Mother
  11. Fierce Fairytails (My New Favorite Book)
  12. Cemetery Boys
  13. Birthday Girl
  14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  15. Lost In The Never Woods
  16. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  17. The People We Keep
  18. Beyond Measures
  19. ICS Cyber Security Training
  20. The Murmur of Bees
  21. The Compound Effect
  22. A Court of Thorns and Roses
  23. Currently Reading: A Court of Mist and Fury
  24. Currently Reading: If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable
  25. Up Next: Where the Forest Meets the Stars
  26. Next: Open to Suggestions

2021 Goals

Plain and simple. Survive and make the most out of every opportunity!

Notable 2021 accomplishments
  • First Keynote! Devops Days Texas
  • SANS webinar with Malware Jake
  • Earned GCSA (Certified Security Automation)
  • Spoke at over 25 events

2020 Goals

Get Certified!
  • Gsec by May (Achieved in June)
  • Security Plus Certification by June (Achieved)
  • GCIH Certification (Achieved)
Read 20 books
So close!
  • Holiday Greeting From Sugar and Spice
  • Nobody’s Victim
  • GCIH Certification (Achieved)
  • Marbles
  • Cuckoo’s Egg
  • Security +
  • SEC 401.1: Network Security Essentials
  • SEC 401.2: Defense-in-Depth and Attacks
  • SEC 401.3: Threat Management
  • SEC 401.4: Cryptography, Incident Response, and Risk Management
  • SEC 401.5: Windows Security
  • SEC 401.6: Linux Security
  • Sec 504.1: Incident Handling Step-by-Step and Computer Crime Investigation
  • Sec 504.2: Computer and Network Hacker Exploits Part 1
  • Sec 504.3: Computer and Network Hacker Exploits Part 2
  • Sec 504.4: Computer and Network Hacker Exploits Part 3
  • Dissecting The Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network

So what am I working on now?