I'm Torry Crass (Twitter: @TorryCrass), information technology professional with specialty skills in infrastructure and security.
I've been working professionally in the computer industry for about 18 years across a variety of businesses and positions, including my own. Tagging along on this ridiculous ride has been a long time interest in information security with a professional focus on it for the past 5 years. I currently hold a senior lead role in information security at a major global corporation reporting to the CISO.
I started out working with Apple IIe and IIgs systems, on through the Macintosh world and the first versions of OSx while learning Linux, PC hardware and then Windows systems. All while taking things apart, nearly killing myself a few times along the way (electrocution was a common theme) and generally tinkering with anything I could get my hands on. This has ended up with comparisons to "MacGyver" many times. Though, I can't rock the shaggy look nearly as well!
Toward the beginning of my career, and still currently, I've been pursuing Physics and Astronomy interests at the university level in attempt to finish out a 4-year degree. I also tend to involve myself with choral music and ensemble performance as one of many hobbies.
Over the course of my life I've wound up on local TV and papers for Astronomy activities, a tag along to a social interest piece (courtesy of a former girlfriend), along with several presentation and speaking engagements.
I'm also involved with many industry organizations, some simply as a member and others through board level involvement. I also enjoy attending security conferences to network and learn more about different technology coming through the security industry.
I hope that this blog serves the purpose to share some of my technical trials and tribulations as well as a little valuable technical information along the way.
Opinions and articles on this site are my own, not of my employer or any other organization I am involved with (unless otherwise specifically stated).