ABOUT

Welcome to CyberInfoVeritas.com

The purpose of this blog is to provide guidance and information to beginners and professionals alike about the structure of what is cybersecurity.

I intend to share with my readers my experiences as an IT Professional to let you know what you can expect if you decide to enter the cybersecurity field. This field is very big and still very young.

I won’t be covering breaking news here. There are plenty of websites that do this. As I said, I want to share my insights and experiences as an IT Professional for over 25 years and have a discussion with my readers about what cybersecurity really is and what can you expect from it.

I’ll be discussing several subjects of interests that can range from the very basics of cybersecurity for those who look to understand what the field is about, to more advanced and complex subjects for those looking for debating the current status of how the field is evolving.

This blog will be more interesting if the readers participate and leave me comments about the subject or if you feel that there is any other subject that you would like me to tackle and discuss.

Of course, comments will be moderated for spam and links to weird sites (you know what I mean).

About the Author

Edgar Vera worked as an IT Engineer and Network Security from 1994 to 1998 and as an IT Manager for Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals from 1999 to 2010. He was in charge of several IT areas and projects. From Desktops and Laptops lifecycle, planning and deployment, End User Security Policy Governance, Service Level Agreements (SLA) development and implementation, Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) implementation among other projects. Also, he lead the implementation project of the first Help Desk Support for the site.

Would you believe me if I say to you that my undergraduate degree has nothing to do with Computer Sciences? I learned what I knew back then while studying and working during my undergraduate years.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences in 1994. During my college years, I was working in the local administration offices and also provided support to employees and students with their computer access. Back then, the library had several Apple II and Macintosh. I also have a Master’s Degree in Science in Cybersecurity.

In 1996, former POTUS Bill Clinton signed the bill allowing to perform commercial transactions over the Internet, meaning that we could capitalize on it opening the doors to the creation of e-commerce businesses and transactions. It was thanks to this that many of us were exposed to a fertile field that forced the IT profession to grow and transform into what it is today, and still keeps evolving.   

In 1994, it was Windows Operating System that gave me the opportunity to grow my career, because every client I had, meaning 100% of them, were using a computer running on Windows. I didn’t know much about Windows back then as I was more of an Apple user, but I decided to learn on my own anything and everything about the Operating System, as more and more people required my help for support, and that’s how my professional career took off.

Almost all the network servers I was working with before 1999 were based on Novell NetWare (I started with Novel 1.0) and only a few (namely banks) were using Windows servers for networking back then.

In 1999 I started working with Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and during my spare time in my home I was reading and learning everything about Internet infrastructure, computer security, security policy governance, part of the ingredients of what today is known as cybersecurity.

Technically, I was professing security even before the term “cybersecurity” was coined.

After 2010 I’ve been working with clients as a consultant. I’m a self-taught IT Professional, living with my wife. Besides reading technical news and research papers, I also, cook and write.

I’ll love to enjoy reading some post comments from my readers, so feel free to leave your comments. If you want to communicate with me directly, send it here.

Also, I’ll love to know what you think about the blog.