Profile for Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal
Member Since: April 18, 2014
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Robert McDougal
Senior Information Security Analyst
Financial Sector
Birmingham, AL

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Robert is a security professional with extensive IT experience. His skills and knowledge base reaches across many security topics ranging from specific technologies to risk management, compliance, DLP, forensics, vulnerability management, penetration testing and secure coding. He provides strong technical skills with solid ethical judgment to the IT groups and businesses he supports. He is especially interested in quantum cryptography and web application penetration testing. He's also investigating new technologies for providing the IT community as a whole with better phishing intelligence.

When not working he enjoys to hike, camp and travel with his family.

Robert earned a BS from Troy University with a major in computer science. He also holds several certifications including Security+, CEH, CPT, CCFE, and WAPT.

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