Saso has been there, done that over the last three decades. He cut his systems administration, engineering and architecture teeth in the early era of commercialisation of the Internet.
He has realised early on in his professional life that his background in social sciences and interest in technology meet perfectly in information security. His thirst for knowledge and unquenchable curiosity has kept him abreast of developments long before they become mainstream.
His interest in application of information to achieve any objective set has lead him to study information warfare in all its incarnations and names, from Information Operations to Electronic Warfare to Network Centric Operations (NCO) to Psychological Operations (PsyOps) to plain old propaganda, Effects Based Operations to modern favourite: cyber warfare. In the two decades that he has followed the phenomena closely all that has really changed is the names used.
In the 1990’s he has been a systems administrator, a security engineer and founder and the head of an incident response team for a major ISP in Europe.
In the 2000’s he has been a systems engineer and architect for a Tier 1 network services provider and a global investment bank, an incident response team lead for an investment bank, an IT operational risk lead for an investment bank, a security consultant for the world’s largest wireless internet provider, a risk analyst for a major general insurance company.
In the 2010’s he has been a security analyst and IT risk partner for a major general insurance company.
In the mean time he has also found time to study intelligence and has been a major proponent of using intelligence services in commercial organisations.
His approach to risk management is best described as Bayesian with a strong influence of psychology, sociology and communicology.