Welcome to BangSecurity

I have 2 major loves in life outside of my family; IT Security and Guns. My day job as an IT Security Analyst and perpetual student of the security world keeps me pretty occupied, but my hobbies as a firearms instructor (licensed and bonded) and competitive shooter keep me active and entertained. I started this blog with the intent to write on both topics so I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing. If you have any questions or requests for topics in either of the fields I specialize in just let me know via the contact options on this page.


Never Would’ve Thought

It’s interesting really. The course life takes you on is entirely unknown. Had you told me 15 years ago that I would be working as an IT Security Analyst I would have laughed you right out the door. I was never a nerd in school sure I got good grades and kept my nose clean (for the most part), but computers were merely a tool that I used to chat with friends, play games, or listen to music and you would rarely find me in front of one. I was the typical jock or outdoors type kid always out climbing trees and riding bikes and getting cut and scraped and doing God-knows-what-else.

I wanted to and did join the Army at 17 and from there went to Iraq and other places, but when I left, I wanted to be a cop. After leaving the Army, I even worked at a local gun shop which is where my passion for firearms really took off and later as a defense contractor. But life had other plans it seems. With already a young son in my life, the birth of a daughter really made me decide to settle down and choose a less dangerous career path. So I changed my major and finished my degree, and here I sit writing blog posts to assist in my learning experiences and hopefully yours too.