My name is Matthew Brooks.
I’m not a coder or programmer, but I’ve come to know my way around computers and networks. In poking around some of the dark corners of the interwebs I’ve been blown away at just how much personal information exists in the public domain – information people would never want shared. Whether from data breaches, poor attention to personal electronic hygiene, or simply oversharing, we all have parts of our digital identities floating around out there in the wild. It’s about time we secure them.
I work in public safety communications and have done so for nearly 20 years. I currently work at one of the busiest 911 centers on the West Coast but when I’m not working or spending time with my wife and kids, I delve into my only real hobby: learning how to keep personal information personal and what can be done when that veil of privacy is breached.
A professional communicator by night and amateur information security researcher by, er, night.