About Me

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Miguel with Harbour Air Seaplanes, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007

Miguel has over 18 years experience in computer networking systems, 13 years experience in media production and 14 years experience in California real estate sales & loans. He is a literary author on various topics including, California real estate sales & loans, information security, computer networking, and film, whose writings to his credit have appeared in student dissertations at universities all over the globe.

As a media producer, Miguel’s work has been featured on ESPN U, Comcast SportsNet, FOX40 News, (KHTK) AM 1140 Sports, and a multitude of corporate Internet websites.

Media production client roster:

* The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
* Sacramento Kings
* Pier 1 Imports
* Marshawn Lynch, RB – Oakland Raiders
* Josh Johnson, Family 1st
* The Positive Coaching Alliance
* San Juan Education Foundation
* The ESM Group
* Client Tickler
* Hardwood Palace
* Yolanda Griffith, Former WNBA – Sacramento Monarchs
* Bill Herenda, Sports Analyst

Specialties: 

* IT Risk Management
* Ethical Hacking
* Malware Analysis
* Python Security Scripting
* Threat and Vulnerability Management
* Incident Response and Event Management
* Security Design and Architecture
* InfoSec Operations Management
* Website Development and Security
* Film & Video Production
* Real Estate Sales (Residential)

GitHub Repo:  

https://github.com/SmokeDog88/InfoSec_Ops

A little history:

Miguel was born and raised in San Francisco and lived in California all his life. At age  seventeen he found an abandoned still camera in good working condition on the sidewalk in San Francisco. It didn’t take long for him to discover his passion for photography. It was within the many photos Miguel had taken that year when he learned that every picture tells a story.

He served in the US NAVY from 1988 to 1992 during Desert Shield/Storm. His first exposure to video was during that time when he was working on board the USS Saratoga, an aircraft carrier, as a camera operator and video editor. He was responsible for assembling video of aircraft launch and recoveries in preparation for combat pilot debriefings and analysis.

During the 90’s he played in a funk/soul band performing at various nightclubs throughout Northern California. He’s a drummer at heart and keyboardist whose been playing since 1984. He writes, composes, and arranges his own music and his band at the time, Davinci & the Q, had been featured on cable TV and local radio stations. Throughout the 80’s, he had played in marching bands whose events were broadcast live on television, which included parades and halftime football game shows. During boot camp, he was the drum section leader who led the US Navy Recruit Drum & Bugle Corps during graduation ceremonies.

In the early 2000’s, he obtained his real estate broker license and honed his business skills during contract negotiations. He oversaw numerous transactions involving millions of dollars in sales and loans. He established many new business relationships over the years. His life experiences have come full circle preparing him for his life’s passion.

Memberships: 

San Francisco Film Society

IEEE Computer Society (Cybersecurity Initiative)

EC-Council

Computing Technology Industry Association

Linux Professional Institute

Industry Certifications:

 

Aplus Logo Certified     LinuxPlus Logo Certified     NetworkPlus Logo Certified     SecurityPlus Logo Certified

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