IrishMASMS is an old school hacker, fighting the good fight in Computer Network Defense (CND)/blue team efforts for more than 18 years. He has been lurking about since DEFCON 10, a panel member at HOPE 5, a presenter at a couple of Notacons, and a few other conferences where it may be hard to remember what really occurred. Having progressed through the ranks from a Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst to manager and director of Information Security risk management programs, he has experienced the wide opportunities for pain in our industry — and desires to help improve rather than perpetuate, nurture rather than exclude. (Is this where we mention cyberderp?)