Director of Consulting Services
Prior to joining Seiso, LLC, Eric spent much of his career working in the Heavy Civil Construction & Engineering industry as an Information Technology professional. He began his career as a help desk technician and network administrator before moving into the management and security operations arena. Eric is the former co-founder and principal consultant of Black Bear Information Security, an information security services provider focused on small business architecture.
Eric is adamant about integrating the security mindset and best practices into any aspect of both business and personal life to achieve a higher level of efficiency, privacy, and productivity overall. He is active in the Pittsburgh information security community through his co-organizer role at BSidesPGH and running the people-focused podcast, Reddup Security.
Eric received an associate degree in computer forensics and network security from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute and a bachelor’s degree in information systems management from the Robert Morris University. He is also an active CISSP and a member of the InfraGuard Pittsburgh Chapter and the ISC^2 Pittsburgh Chapter.