Joining the blog this week is Anthonie, who has been with the MRW Systems’ team for over two years. He works as our Security Analyst and is a crucial member of our cybersecurity service, NetGarde.
This past year, Anthonie has been receiving a lot of love from our clients. Here’s what they are saying:
“Anthonie went far beyond the call of duty on this one, going so far as to call the IT department of the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA. I don’t think you all realize how much your help means to us. Thank you so much.” – Donna Z.
“Anthonie did a great job of completing the task in a way that minimized my involvement allowing me to continue working without disruption. THANKS!” – Barbara W.
Ready to learn more about Anthonie? Check out his Q&A below:
What is your role at MRW Systems?
What is your proudest moment at MRW Systems?
My proudest moment would be the day I was offered the job. I saw it as an opportunity to grow in the IT field and as a person. I am happy with the decision.
What does a typical day look like to you?
My typical day starts with me analyzing logs and checking for any alarms within a client’s environment. Also, I conduct and analyze vulnerability scans, develop mitigation strategies, and complete risk assessments per NIST standards. But I would have to say research and documentation are two crucial elements that take a good bit of time when it comes to security.
Before working at MRW Systems, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
The most interesting job I have had was during college when I worked for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs where I was a patient advocate assistant. A major part of my responsibilities was to converse with the inpatient veterans to get an understanding of how they felt the hospital was performing.
Usually, these conversations would lead to the veterans telling stories about events and experiences they had during their time in the military. Hearing the stories told directly from the source made it easy to picture exactly what they experienced which brought it to life. I gained priceless insight and information about a troops life during many of the US wartimes. To me, those stories were better than any documentary I have watched, and they gave me a greater appreciation for our Veterans.
What do you do in your spare time?
Honestly, it is usually one of a few things, either play basketball, play with my son, or playing video games. But when I have the chance I like to see the world as much as possible.
What is one tech thing you can’t live without?
I cannot live without my phone.
What fictional character do you relate to the most and why?
The fictional character I relate most to is Link from Zelda. A man of few words, but he takes care of business.
If you had to pick, what superpower would you want?
What is your favorite and least favorite foods?
My favorite food is steak. I am not sure about least favorite because I tend to stay away from things I think I would not like. But if I had to choose, idk, probably something like cottage cheese.
What are a few things still left on your bucket list?
Improve my technical skill set.
Travel the World