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Network Engineering

Whether you're looking for a small network consisting of just a couple of PC's or a large, enterprise network with multiple locations consisting of tens of thousands of end points. I have experience in all of them. Multi-site MPLS, Service Providers, Health Care organizations, Financial institutions, you name it.

I have designed scalable Software as a Service environments from the ground up using distributed switching and routing protocols across distributed MPLS networks.

Tech Experience

Edward has been an IT and Information Security Professional since 1993.

In 2003, Edward obtained the much sought after CISSP certification from the (ISC)2 and has continued to pursue opportunities to expand his knowledge in the Information Security field.

Completed Master of Science, Information Security and Assurance

If you have been following my website, which you probably haven't since I don't update often enough to keep it interesting, but anyway; I started to go back to school to get my Bachelors of Science degree in 2011. When I started I knew that the B.S. should only be the beginning, after all, I had been in the technology industry and career field for 18 years. So my intent was to complete the B.S. and go directly into an advanced degree. When I completed the first degree 17 months later in 2013, I wasn't sure which direction to go.

Lost Storage

So last week, there was a hardware problem on the Amazon EC2 server that my websites were hosted on, and because I was using ephemeral storage for my home directories as opposed to EBS which I'm using for the root partition, I lost the images and style sheets for my sites as well as my friend's site ZestBakery.com. I was able to pull their style sheets out of my browser cache, but since I've not been visiting my own site for a while I did not have this information available for this site.

SQL Injection protection and detection, SANS GCIH Class

Today was day 4 of the GCIH course being taught by Mark Baggett. Things are going great and I'm learning stuff, I today we discussed SQL injection and cross site scripting.

Regarding prevention, the training it states to perform input checking and disallow/block the user from entering symbols or specials characters such the apostrophe (') or the semi-colon (;) or the percent (%), etc.

Passed my Cisco CCNA for my Degree (SAN GCIH coming)

It's been a bit longer than I anticipated in obtaining this certification, and I learned or re-learned way more about some networking items I will likely never use again, and/or haven't used in years such as information regard hubs. Reminds me of the 10base5 or 4wireE&M telephone signaling that I studied while in the Air Force and never used while I was there or since.


Do they even still make or use hubs? (I know that some companies still have/use them) but why when you can buy a 100Mb workgroup switch for under $15?

Another new website layout

I think it's getting to be about time for another layout change on this website.

I've been doing a fair amount of design work on the Cornerstones of Trust website and will be meeting with the San Juaqine Sheriffs Association next month to do some volunteer work on their website.

For my own website, I kind of want to have a media/news style where you get headers and story previews on the main page along with media without having to scroll.

As another friend put it, I want to get more information "Above the fold".

Blogging for Information Security

Martin McKeay has an article Write to learn, learn to progress where he talks about his history of blogging and how it has helped his career, this is a very good post with many good points. I've halfheartedly been blogging since 2004 and one thing I've realized is in order to be a good blogger and get "followers" you need to read other peoples blogs and contribute to ongoing "conversations".

Electric Vehicles are not "Green" (The movie)


This is a presentation I did for my "Language and Communication: Presentation". For my research project I wanted to determine, based on pollution from the generation of electricity if an electric vehicle was any more environmentally friendly than a comparable gasoline engine.

With current power generation techniques in the US, it's not.

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