James Powell is a senior software engineer at Cisco Systems. He has been a professional in the Information Technology space for 18 years. James spent the first 7 years of his career as a system and network administrator before moving to the dark art of programming. Two years ago he stopped dabbling and fell down the security rabbit hole. His late career move into Information Security gives him a perspective of the gap between IT and IS. He actively develops in C and Python while looking for good excuse to write more Perl. James presented at BSides Asheville 2015 and PhreakNIC 19 last year. During his downtime, James can be found practicing martial arts, brewing beer and mead, or reading.
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