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Community Manager

Introduce Yourself!

Hello everyone,


New to the community? Have a question? Or just want to tell us a little about yourself? Feel free to do so in this thread.

Jayda Shriver
Volunteer & Member Engagement Manager
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Viewer II

Hi All


My name is Darren Chapman, I'm based in the UK and I've recently started a Cyber Security Consultancy called CyberScale, alongside my day job which is working for a Software company called Ivanti.


I've been in IT around 20 years working across mainly WIndows infrastructure, desktop, security and end user, both on the internal side and the consulting side.  


For my new company, I'm concentrated on strategic security consulting including the techincal aspects of data protection particularly with GDPR coming.  I'm working closely with a local legal firm in my area so that we can provide rounded advice covering both the legal and techincal elements of GDPR as well as the crossover between GDPR and Cyber Security; let's work together to give clients the best advcie rather than jockeying for position is my view (it's a "legal thing", no, it's an "IT thing" etc.).


I'm looking forward to benefiting from the experience from everyone in the community as this sector grows and grows!  Always interested in collaboration particularly on cross-geo issues.  Feel free to connect with me.


Take care


Darren Chapman, CISSP

Community Manager


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Hi I'm William Eckler CISSP since 24 Aug 2012.  I currently work for General Dynamics Mission Systems.  Previously worked for DISA, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, and General Electric.  I'm currently involved with many Information Systems being migrated to RMF - Risk Management Framework.  The new forums look great!

Newcomer II

This looks great gang, fantastic job. Looking forward to collaborating!



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Im Nitin, 31, born and live in the Republic of Mauritius, tiny island in the Indian ocean. The beach is like 15 minutes from here.. 🙂

I work as cloud Specialist and usually involved in #Linux #Microsoft #VMware #Virtualisation #Cloud #Security.


I also contribute to open source softwares at and my blog is


I'm looking forward to contribute in anyway in the community.



Nitin - TheTunnelix





Newcomer III

Hello Everyone. 


My name is Pat Hairston. I'm currently the Information Systems Security Officer/Regional Network Manager for the EPA Campus at RTP. I'm a retired Army Signal/53Series Officer. I hold the CISSP and the CAP.


Good to be here!

Viewer II

I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and have been in technology now for over 25 years, primarily in software development.  Seventeen of those years have been as an independent consultant working with at a variety of clients, of varying sizes, in various industries.


My pursuit of Information Security started with an interest in privacy, and the growing technology climate in light of this past year’s events.


Being new to the field, I don’t have any certifications.  Part of my interest in this community is to gain a better understanding on how to approach this career change.  I hope to get some advice on how much I can do independently, how much requires more formal training, and how best to go about it.  My next stop is the Certifications section.


I look forward to learning from other’s experience and getting some advice.


Take care!

Viewer II

Hi all,


I'm Paulo Dias age of 38, married with a beautifull Argentinian women and we live in the Netherlands.

I've long expirience in Systems and I've decided to start my path of Security.

I hope I can complete my security path training together with your help.

Newcomer II

HI All,


I’m Duncan, a fresh Associate of ISC2 (just passed my CISSP exams this month) with an MSc in Management of IT (2011) in the UK.


I have been working in various IT infrastructure management roles where Cybersecurity has been crucial for me. I am currently looking to expand my IAM experience as the industry expands as well as continue my cybersecurity awareness campaign in every environment I find myself.


It is a pleasure to meet you all.