Hi, I'm Mark
I do security and large-scale nerdery.
If my life was a sci-fi movie, I would like to think that I'm the crackpot scientist tolling away in obscurity until--on that fateful day--the powers-that-be realize that my theories are in fact correct and I'm recruited to be a key member of a team that save the universe.
Unfortunately, only the first part of that is true!
I'm currently working in a research position with a private security company. I work with a great team and get to tackle some exciting problems. Some of that work I can share, some of it I can't.
When I can, I like to discuss security, big data, and user experience on Twitter and share code on Github. A big fan of all types of design, I keep a tumblelog of examples (both good and bad).
I also try to stay active within the security community. I'm a member of the Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists and am an active member of the IEEE's Communication, Computer, and Computational Intelligence Societies. I hold a few certifications and a Masters in digital forensics but please don't hold that against me ;-)
I'm always looking for feedback and to engage is discussions around my work and any other interesting ideas out there. I'm a firm believe in sharing ideas and hashing them out together. Don't be shy! Please, join in the conversation.
You can usually catch me on Twitter @marknca or by emailing me_at_markn_dot_ca.
Occassionally I take on speaking gigs (if you're interested, please get in touch!) and need an "official" bio and headshot. I'm not usually one for writing with a formal tone but if you insist, you can use the following for programs or introductory use;
Mark has recently returned to the private sector in an R&D position after a 10 year stint in the federal public service. Over his 15+ year career, Mark has held a variety of positions in service delivery, application development, support, engineering, and security.
An active member of the IEEE and the security community, Mark hold numerous ceritfications and a Masters degree in Information Security.
He can be reached online at http://markn.ca or on Twitter @marknca.