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About this Site

The purpose of this blog is to advance our knowledge in this field by sharing instructions, advice, notes, thoughts, and more. It is also a channel to share what I am working on as well as a place to share what I have worked on in the past.

Professional

I am currently Technical Evangelist for NXLog. NXLog is a multi-platform log management tool that helps to easily identify security risks, policy breaches or analyze operational problems in server logs, operation system logs and application logs.

In addition to NXLog, I work as consultant in IT Security with clients based in Germany.

Previously, I was a consultant for a secure managed file transfer software company, learning all about secure file transfer protocols (SFTP, FTP, FTPS) as well as applying secure file transfer solution to possible projects. I was also a support technician for a digital signage company, providing remote support for Linux and Windows Servers running the signage.

Entering the information security field has been my goal since mid 2014 having completed a digital mobile forensics online challenge and finding myself completely engrossed. My first conference was Black Hat as part of a scholarship program in 2015 and my first related role in the field was in late 2016.

I am also autodidact having learnt primarily on my own. I remember at age 11/12 observing how Internet resources loaded on a page to try and gain more XP points at this online game. I learnt how to code by looking at a website’s source code in my teens using Notepad. I learn by doing ie homelab/VM setup (ie Kali on VM and Kali Nethunter on Android, various Linux OS’ on live USB etc).


Personal

I enjoy traveling and living outside of my home country of Australia. I am currently living and traveling in and around Europe. I am based in Berlin on a freelance permit. I have previously lived in Paris, Dublin, Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Brisbane outside my home town.

Learning to live in multiple countries since 2012 has not only been a very interesting experience but through it, I have learned to be more self-sufficient, to have grit and tenacity to overcome challenges, to keep a cool head in stressful situations and to hone in my skills in planning for the future.

There is no greater feeling than freedom - walking down the streets of your new neighbourhood knowing “I did this, I made this happen”.

In 2019, I had enough and decided to stop at Germany rather then go through with my plans to live in the Netherlands and then Norway. Now that I am settling in Germany and that I am not longer plotting which country I would live in next, I am looking for new opportunities and challenges.

Content in this site does not represent any of my professional affiliations.