Who I Am:
Hello! My name is Matthew McMillin, and I want to welcome you to my portfolio website.
I'm sure you're here to find out more about who I am, and what I can bring to the table. Let me talk a little bit about myself.
♦ A Businessman
As a graduate of the Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business Administration, i have the background and training necessary to understand the ins and outs of any business operation, big or small.
♦ A Professional
I maintain the utmost level of professionalism in all the work I do. I never let my fun-loving nature get in the way of my performance and attention to detail. I always maintain effective communication between my peers and my superiors.
♦ A Technician
With a very strong technical background in multiple facets of Information Technology, I have the technical skills to turn your functional business needs into effective, efficient, and timely technical solutions.
♦ A Bridge
While most people see bridging the gap between management and I.T. as a nightmare, I see it as an opportunity. With backgrounds in both business and technology, I can understand what it takes from both the functional and the technical side of things to get the job done. This allows me to invent effective solutions to your complex business needs while efficiently utilizing available time and resources, as well as maintaining effective communication between the often disjointed areas of management and I.T.
♦A Systems Architect
With firsthand experience in both designing and implementing information systems , as well as training in operations management, I can take your ideas or your needs and put it into a reality.
♦ An Analyst
I am the type of person who loves to learn all the little details of what I am doing and try to find better ways of doing it. By utilizing critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and data analytics, I can think outside the box to find ways to make your business better, more efficient, and more prepared for the future.
♦ A Leader
I am not afraid to take charge and tackle the hard issues. I am always ready to step up and do what needs to be done. I am always refining my ability to take a team and bring the best out of them. My goal in the future is to move my way up to upper management, in either a cyber security or general IT management role, so I can utilize all my knowledge and skills to make executive decisions
♦ A Sentry
In a world filled with new, emerging security threats, I am but one of the many sentries who keeps vigilant watch over all that for which I am responsible, ensuring the safety and security of vital, important systems and data. I am currently CompTIA Security+ certified, and I have extensive hands-on training and experience with both the offensive and defensive sides of cyber security, and I utilize this to formulate effective strategies to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing cyber security environment. I have intricate knowledge of manufacturer systems like Cisco IOS, and current network security measures for everything from switches and routers, to firewalls, IDS and IPS systems. Knowing your "enemy" is half the battle, however, and I also have experience utilizing Kali Linux in penetration testing to get a first hand look into the newest strategies utilized by hackers. I effectively utilize this knowledge to understand how hackers think, what tools they use, and how to counter these threats.
And that's just the half of it. I am so much more than that. I am also...
♦ An adventurer
I am always ready for new experiences and meeting new people. Whether im exploring new places or revisiting my favorite spots, i love turning everything into its own little adventure. I believe strongly in work-life balance, family first, and living my life to the fullest.
My passions are as numerous as they are diverse. Some of the things i love most are camping, hiking, singing, dancing, cars, gaming, listening to music, going to concerts, trying new food locales, exploring new technology, and learning about new cultures and history, just to name a few.
I am a rather easy-going and friendly individual who always is there whenever i'm needed. I strongly believe in the importance of trust and dependability, and always being there for one another even when the going gets tough. I strive to help others whenever and however I can.