Hi! I’m Alex, a Computing Security student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I value learning security through community, and building security, trust, and change into organizations.

In my free time, I work on side projects and enjoy learning foreign languages!

Projects

RITSEC: Computing Security at RIT

I am the Tech Lead at RITSEC, RIT’s Computing Security Club. That means I am responsible for developing our weekly challenges, which help members get hands-on experience. These topics included cloud, web, Linux, Windows, networking, red teaming, blue teaming, OSINT, physical, and reversing. Additionally, I work on presentations and projects for the club. You can take a look at everything I have done here.

Presentations

Operating System Security
Operating Systems offer unique insights into how to write complex software securely. In this presentation, I look at how different …
RITSEC Education – Web Security
This week, we investigate how the world wide web works, and how you can both attack and defend websites. Key …
Driving User Adoption of Security Best Practices
95% of cyber attacks involve user error. How can we break resistance and drive meaningful long-term change? Key Take Aways …
Evolved Packet System: A Look at Modern Mobile Networking
An exploration of mobile networking turns into a discussion of good protocol design. The Evolved Packet System (EPS) is one …
Encryption of Time-Series Data
In this presentation, I discuss my recent project that aims to make time-series data better encrypted. Currently, encryption among several …

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Computing Security, Trust, and Change

Visionary businesses know that to protect their future, security cannot be siloed. A pan-organization approach not only protects pivotal data, but provides an opportunity to transform, streamline, and re-imagine business processes. My experience in technical security, communication, and change management provides a unique opportunity for comprehensive and successful security transformation.

Internally, stakeholders need clear, simple, and straightforward communication that drives behavioral change. Accessible and effective behavioral change are some of the most effective tools to protect critical business information against hacks and manipulation-based attacks (phishing).

Externally, rising attacks mean that customer distrust is at unprecedented levels. Trust can be a brand’s biggest asset, but broken trust leads to irreparable damage. To forge long-lasting trust, products need world-class security and simple communication to share that security with customers and stakeholders. My experience in developing secure and reliable software means that organizations will benefit from industry-leading products and unparalleled customer trust.

Where I’ve Worked