Michael Farnum

Michael Farnum has been in the IT and information security fields since 1994. During this time, Farnum has held roles such as independent security consultant, LAN/WAN administrator, network security engineer, pre-sales security engineer, security solutions manager, information security manager, and others. Michael is the founder and organizer of HouSecCon, THE Houston Security Conference, and has also been a prolific information security blogger and podcaster during his career. These extracurricular roles have led to great connections and friendships with many really smart security professionals. Prior to his career in IT and security, Farnum was in the US Army and drove an M1A1 main battle tank in Desert Shield and Storm. Farnum tries to use all of these experiences to create a unique perspective on whatever issue he is trying to tackle.

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