Sean Story

Greetings, Internet and Internet Users:

My name is Sean Story. If you can’t tell by the aesthetic of this website, I am an Information Technology (commonly abbreviated by the letters “I” and “T”, collectively “IT”) and Cybersecurity Manager. I call the beautiful shores of Southern California my home.

The purpose of this website is simple: to provide you with an overview of who I am professionally and my skill sets.

The Dancing Penguin Video of the Week:

Before we dive into the details of who I am professionally, please enjoy this video that I found on the internet containing dancing penguins. Note that I will embed a new dancing penguin video every week. As you may know, Tux (a penguin) is the mascot for Linux (of which I am a big fan). Thus, I was inspired to include a dancing penguin video section on my website. My cat enjoys watching these videos as well. Your pet may find it entertaining too, so I recommend grabbing them before you press the play button.

 

Top Skills (Non-Exhaustive List):

  • IT Project Management
  • Complete IT department management
  • IT budget and system selection
  • IT Risk Management
  • User training, support; troubleshooting
  • Network and system design, configuration, and deployment
  • IT infrastructure procurement, management, and maintenance
  • IT policy, procedure, and process development/management
  • Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence matters
  • Privacy matters
  • Web development
  • Communication with those who speak IT and those who do not

Preferred Operating Systems:

  • Qubes OS
  • PureOS (GNU/Linux Distribution)
  • Raspberry Pi OS (personal and educational use) 
  • Kali Linux
  • Windows 10 Professional

Traditional Education:

  • M.S. Loyola Marymount University. 2019
  • B.B.A. Loyola Marymount University. 2018

Certifications (Non-Exhaustive List):

  • IT Project Management (Professional Certificate)
  • Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional (Professional Certificate)
  • Regulatory Compliance (Specialization)
  • Fintech (Specialization)
  • Financial Coach Master Training (Dave Ramsey Training)

Current Community Service (Volunteer):

  • Treasurer, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club

Things That Make Me Happy:

  • Helping companies and their employees with technology
  • Walks and hikes
  • Nature
  • Open source software
  • Free software
  • The Linux kernel
  • Classical, Pipe Organ (of various genres), Christian, Tibetan, Hindu, Holiday, Bagpipes, and Country music
  • Online education (only for those over the age of 18 – for those under the age of 18, I am STRONGLY against online education)
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Podcasts
  • Community service projects
  • Iced Passion Tea

Topics That Get Me Riled Up:

  • Desktop email clients
  • Amazon (not the rain forest)
  • Apple (not the fruit)
  • The Facebook and companies owned by The Facebook
  • Living without a budget
  • Hypocrites
  • Neighbors playing loud music (specifically music that is not of the genres defined in the former section)
  • Lack of planning

Subjects I Am Currently Learning More About:

  • Enterprise Information Security Policy Management
  • Privacy-centric Linux computing
  • MOOCs (massive open online courses)
  • Life

Consulting:

  • Outside of my full-time position, I provide IT and Cybersecurity Consulting Services to clients one calendar day each week under my entity “Spotlight Story Productions LLC”. This entity is an authorized partner and reseller of several business and enterprise technology solutions from brands such as ESET, Lenovo, Intermedia, Carbonite, Fortinet, and others. My clients are typically small-medium businesses. Please see the succeeding heading for contact information. I generally book 2-3 weeks in advance.

Contact:

  • Email me at sean at seanstory dot com

 

Thank you for visiting my website today. I hope you found what you were looking for.