Favorite Song Right Now: “Walk on By” by Thundercat
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Ski and ice skate with my family
I start my day each morning at 6:00 a.m. My first tasks of the day are to make breakfast and wake up my daughter and feed her. After those tasks are complete, I can start my work. During the day I work on network tasks in an operational technology environment, better known as SCADA, which stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. In the evenings, I usually like to spend some time outside with my family and ski, bike, or ice skate.
I like working at CTG because of the wide array of puzzles I get to solve. Each day brings a new set of puzzles to solve or to learn from and every challenge can bring some knowledge that can help me grow as a professional.
I have been floored by the support that CTG leadership and colleagues have given me with many of my ideas and inventions. I recently applied for and received a provisional patent for a new game I developed. This game, called Find’em Tags, uses near-field communication (NFC) tags and smartphones to navigate people through a course, similar to how a treasure hunt works. I mentioned this to CTG leadership and they even suggested we look at doing a run through as a team-building exercise here in Anchorage.
Another one of my projects that folks at CTG were interested in offering to clients includes combining the credentials from a Physical Access Control System and Logical Access (computer networks) with a client certificate or FIDO2 public key pair on the same card to provide a more secure authentication process. I even received support from the Marketing team in creating a slide deck for a presentation at a local cybersecurity conference. I feel like I have a bit more control of my career at CTG, and I really enjoy that.