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Senior Technical Expert in Cybersecurity at Walmart Global Tech.

I am currently employed as a cybersecurity researcher at Walmart within the Incident Management area at Walmart. There I direct cybersecurity research on throught the organization at Walmart in an effort to increase the security posture of the organization. I work on the Threat Hunting team and work with some amazing security practitioners.

In a nutshell, I'm a Human and Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher interested in cybersecurity and usable security. I'm particularly interest in how individuals interact with security technologies. These interests have led me to study a variety of different topics with a lot of really cool researchers.

During my time as a PhD student, I was able to work at some pretty amazing places. I interned with Walmart's Information Security group (InfoSec), which is apart of their Cybersecurity division, and I also had the opportunity to work at a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) at MIT LL

My academic advisors were Dr. Stephanie Jordan and Dr. Johannes M Bauer
I am also formerly associated with the BIT lab run by Dr. Rick Wash

Current Research Interests as of 2022

  • Cybersecurity:
    • Usable Security
    • Threat Hunting
    • Hacking and Pen Testing
    • Blockchain
  • Computational Methods:
    • Survey Research
    • Agent Based Modeling
    • Ethnographic Observations
  • Other Research Interests:
    • Cyber Intelligence
    • Data Science

Software Development Background

"Good software, like wine, takes time" - Joel Spolsky

I used to think that writing software would be one of the coolest jobs in the world. While i still love to code, i found that the actual job of software development was different than i imagined. I spent much of my time planning, leading code reviews, and documenting. All important activities but i was moving away from what I thought was interesting: solving problems with code. Industry also taught me that I enjoyed leveraging data into information and began to acquire data science skills.

Returning to academia made me fall in love with coding again. I've enjoyed designing algorithms and figuring out ways to solve problems dynamically. Over the course of my graduate work, I spent time learning machine learning algorithms and did quite a bit of coding during my dissertation. More recently, I have been using coding to adapting ML models for the threat hunting as well as payload and exploitation development for penetration testing.

#Social Activity

I Love soccer =)

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