Information Security, Risk, and Regulatory advisor, Ethical Hacker, and threat and vulnerability management expert. NIST Certification & Accreditation Specialist.
Very knowledgeable and spent the time to research my question as well as provide additional material following the call. Went beyond my expectation.
Nathan has a lot of passion and drive to accomplish the task at hand and reach the goals that he and the company need to meet. He is a nice person to have as a co-worker and a definite asset to any company that recognizes the need for a strong security program.
Nathan is an outstanding individual who has a very can do attitude towards any task he has in front of him. As a supervisor he has the ability to predict, examine, and find a solution before it something becomes an issue. His drive for self improvement is nothing I have ever seen before, during the time I worked with him he achieved many professional certification. These certification, coupled with his professional development gave him a solid technical and leadership foundation which he continues to strengthen. Nathan is a well rounded professional.
I found Nathan to be a person of great personal integrity who brings great enthusiasm to his work and his workplace. Nathan could be counted on to complete his assignments with minimal oversight and great professionalism. He takes the initiative to apply his experience and expertise to new problems and opportunities. Nathan's contributions were an important part of moving our security programs and practices forward.
Nathan is a hard-working, ambitious and conscientious security professional. He has a solid technical background, a thorough understanding of security concepts and a developing understanding of the balance between business and security. He maintains a professional demeanor and can break complex security problems down in order to communicate the issues to non-security and non-technical personnel.
Nathan is jovial, physically intimidating, and plays a mean game of chess, but his prominent quality is that he is VIGILANT. He has a constant eye out for unlocked and unattended workstations, ports open without a good reason, and attacks of all sorts on web servers.
When electricians came in to the office to work on wiring and he had not been informed, he did not hesitate to make them stop immediately, present credentials, and coordinate with HR. On another occasion, he used social engineering to get a number of users to reveal their passwords, and then required that they change them to new, stronger ones with a stern lecture on network security.
If you want someone who will sit back and not make waves, Nathan is not your candidate. If you want someone who will be vocal about security deficiencies, tenacious in enforcing security measures, and willing to stop complete strangers and demand to know what they're doing, he's your man.