March 20, 2005 by Fernando Duran
I worked for several years for a computer services company sited in Seville's Cartuja Technological Park, as a software and network engineer.
In January 1st 1999, I came to the US as a guest researcher of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in its facilities at Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST is part of the US government Department of Commerce. I worked for the Information and Technology Laboratory and the CIO office.
After two years at NIST, I worked for a year and a half as a senior software engineer for a start-up company in Germantown, Maryland.
In 2002 I went to the University of Louisville to work and study in its Computer Engineering and Computer Science school. I worked as main software developer in a new project for a contractor of the US Navy and I was also the system administrator of the Database Lab.
In 2004 I came back to the Washington DC area to work as a scientific analyst / programmer for a new network security company.
In 2005 I came to Toronto as a Canadian Permanent Resident and in summer 2006 I moved to Waterloo, Ontario where I worked as a software developer for a software company that caters to the financial industry.
I worked at WaterlooSecurity -which I co-founded- from 2009 to 2012.
In 2012 I obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.
Currently I work at I Think Security as a network security engineer.