Hobbies

Photography

Shooting on a Nikon D700 and D7000 camera body, I particularly enjoy doing landscape and motorsports photography though I have been known to shoot a model or two in my day as well as weddings and corporate events.

Motorsports

An avid collector of Japanese sports cars, my current collection includes a ’93 Nissan 300ZX, ’93 Toyota MR-2 Turbo and a ’13 Nissan NISMO 370Z among others. More than just a collector I am also an avid fan of the IRL and IMSA racing series and often shoot those races for Down Shift Magazine.

Travel

Known far and wide for our awesome road trips, my wife Laura and I are often out exploring the south-eastern United States one back-road at a time. Ill content to limit our wanderings to just the U.S. we also enjoy traveling through Canada, Great Britain and Europe. Next up, Australia?

IT Professional

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Years In My Career
17
Cups of Tea Drank Last Year
421
Blog Posts
3
College Degrees
3

Core Competencies

Systems Administration
95%
Network Administration
95%
Cybersecurity
85%
Desktop Support
95%
Telecommunications
90%
Web Development
80%
Research
90%
Technical Writing
70%

Professional Skills

Departmental Management
90%
Project Management
80%
Audit Compliance
90%
Team Building
80%
Budget Planning
90%
Marketing
70%

The Rob Report

Do Not Assign IoT Public IP Addresses

Recently, I stumbled backward across a number of organizations in the healthcare sector who have been assigning publicly addressable static IP’s to their IoT. Given the number of affordable, secure and encrypted RA tools available to both internal IT and MSP’s alike this is a maddening access solution that places organizations at substantial and unwarranted […]

What Home Firewall Do You Recommend?

One of the questions I am often asked is what if any hardware firewall do I suggest for users to deploy at home? To be honest, that is a question I have historically struggled to answer as previously no single solution has truly felt like a one-stop-shop capable of handling most home user’s needs. In […]

Microsoft Bluekeep Vulnerability Explained 

In the May 2019 Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft disclosed a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) exists in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests. This vulnerability only exists in older Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, […]

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A Few Choice Words

“Time to make the chimi-fucking-changas!”

Deadpool

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

William Butler Yeats

“Even though I am an adult man, I enjoy video games.”

Frank Underwood

“You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.”

Jon Stewart

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

William Jefferson Clinton

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Woodrow Wilson

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

Thomas Jefferson