Hello, I'm Damien!
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My Story (as of now..)
Once again, hello everyone! My name is Damien! I am an accomplished Cloud DevSecOps Engineer based in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. With an analytical mind and a talent for problem-solving, I've established myself as a leader and collaborator within the Cloud Security space. I've held various roles in my career, with the most recent being Cloud Security Engineer at a Fortune 50 financial services organization. To summarize my experience there, I've designed and built CLI tools to enhance custom security frameworks within AWS and other cloud service provides (CSPs).
When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I create content related to Cloud Security and DevSecOps. The content ranges from various speaking engagements to articles or blog posts. In addition to community contributions, I've has spoken at several local and international conferences throughout his career, which include DevOpsDays, BSides, AWS re:Inforce, and other security related conferences.
As an firm advocate of education and professional training, I hold a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). In addition, I've obtained several licenses and certifications across multiple cloud service providers such as AWS and GCP. When not working, or studying, I am a mentor to BIPOC LGBTQ+ tech professionals who wish to break into the tech industry.
When I finally have time to decompress (sometimes I feel I run out of time), I love playing video games, attending local car meets within the DFW Metroplex, and spending time with my partner, and our two cats.
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