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.

-TJ

Never Would’ve Thought

It’s interesting really. The course life takes you on is completely 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 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.