A Little Bit About Me and What I'm Up to.
More to Come......I'm Just Getting Started!
I am a Husband of 12 years and father of 2 beautiful little girls. I am an avid dog lover and currently am the proud parent of a very special English Bulldog. I am an Army Veteran that served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. I'm also an artist both digital and physical. When I left the military in 2006 I actually took up tattooing and opened my own shop.
However, I've never been able to get away from computers. My dad got me started in the early years on a Commodor64 and then an Apple 2. Since I was 18 I have been involved in tech in one way or another. However I have just recently found my passion in hacking. To be honest up until about a year or so ago I didn't even know this was a career option.
I am currently dedicating about 12 to 18 hours a day ( give or take because I have a wife and kids ) to learning this industry and taking in as much knowledge as possible.
As of right now I don't have any certs but the plan is to get PNPT, OSCP and CRTO in 2023. Maybe a couple other certs as well if I can cram them in.
That's all for now.
Why the name?
I have always had a thing for aliens and the whole conspiracy theory surrounding them. But I'm not obsessed I swear!
But, that's not the point of the story. I was watching Ancient Aliens one night and they were talking about all of the weird military bases we have in the U.S. While they were talking about them I started to notice that when I was younger I lived right next to them. Then I started to put it together, my dad was a Naval Cryptologist in late 60's and into the 70's. He always had jobs with the government up until the early 90's. We moved around a lot when I was younger but I was to little to understand.
We lived in Rachel, Nevada - Tonopah Nevada - Somewhere, Utah, and Lancaster California right outside Edwards Airforce Base. Now this might seem normal and I agree. However, there is nothing in Rachel Nevada except a diner, a gas station, and a very small RV/Trailer park. What was a 30 something old man with a new wife and child doing to make money in the middle of the desert?
Now I'm not saying my dad ever worked at Area 51 or any other crazy sites. It just always seemed very coincidental that we lived so close to these places and his job in the military was top secret, he was not around a lot, and we were never alone. It's like when one of us moved we all moved. Unfortunately he passed away before I could talk to him about everything.
So, I basically wanted to incorporate Aliens in my name to remember him by and Werx because I am an artist and it was part of one of my art businesses in the past. My mom was a huge fan of my art ( obviously ) so I wanted to remember her with something as well.
- Try Hack Me - Finishing out the last few Learning paths and shooting to be top 100 on platform. Currently I'm at 16k, so I have a little way to go.
- Hack The Box - I currently do this when I get burnt out on THM. Once I have reached the top 100 on THM I will move to HTB and focus more attention to that platform.
- PG Play - I have not focused on this to much but have done a few boxes on it as of now.
- PNPT live courses and PEH with TCM.
- Practical Malware Analysis & Triage with TCM as well
- XSS Rat - Full House package
- Not to mention the countless hours I spend watching Hackers on Twitch and Youtube, and listening to podcasts while I hack.