Alex has spent the past 30+ years working as a software developer, application architect, cybersecurity professional, and technical trainer. He is a lifelong learner and holds over 20 active certifications in IT. Alex is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He has taught at Rutgers University, Bergen Community College, County College of Morris, College of Southern Nevada, and UNLV. He holds a BS in Software Development and a Masters in Cybersecurity from Western Governors University. As a developer, Alex works with Java, C#, and Python helping small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their vision from a technical perspective. He also works as a virtual CISO, performs penetration testing, and educates businesses and individuals on the importance of cybersecurity. When not working, Alex spends his time with his beautiful wife, and many pets, including two cats, and three Boston Terriers. He is an active runner and cyclist and is an ethical and health-conscious vegan.