Who am I?

I'm John Holbrook. I'm a 50+ year old computer geek living in the most beautiful place in the world - Penticton BC Canada.

I've worked in IT for over 23 years for a local Financial Institution.  I started doing desktop/server/network support. Moved my way up in various roles including (Senior) Network Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Manager, Cyber Security Officer and at for the last couple of years IT Governance Manager. I'm missing some titles in the timeline but that's not important.

In Q4 2020, the organization decided to "go in a different direction with governance" and I left. Currently I'm looking for other opportunities in technology and Cyber Security.


  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) - Certified since March 2004
  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) - Certified since May 2006
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) - Certified Since Sept 2007
  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) - Certified since May 2015