About Me

Lawson_Burk_smallI am an IT professional with roughly 24 years of experience at one level or another. I began my career in Desktop Support and have held positions in Network Administration & Engineering, Network Management, and IT Security & Compliance Management.  I now find myself in the exciting world of IT Security Consulting.  Along the way I have picked up some experience and a few certifications including the Microsoft MCP (back in the MS Workstation and Server 4.0 days), Cisco CCNA (2001-2004), and CompTia Network +.  I am a former PMI Project Management Professional and I am currently GIAC GSLC and (ISC)2 CISSP Certified.

My formal education was extremely helpful in my current career path. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Emory & Henry College with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science and minor focuses in Religion and East Asian Studies. Clearly I knew way back then that I was destined for a long career in Information Technology. All joking aside, I consider my time at E&H invaluable and credit my alma mater with helping me to develop a keen sense of logic and sound verbal and written skills.

When I am not working or waxing nostalgic on the web, I am at home with my wonderfully patient wife and two remarkable sons. I try to steal away occasionally for a round of golf or two, or make some time for table tennis with the boys. I am blessed to be a member of the Walnut Hill Church family and try to spend as much time as I can serving my church and my God.