Before Adlumin, O’Connor built experience working at the U.S National Security Agency (NSA), where he graduated from the NSA’s Security Engineering Enrichment Development Program as an Information System Security Engineer. Working with the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) and as Technical Director with the agency’s Computer Network Operations groups, he was awarded the NSA’s most distinguished award for excellence in SIGNNT engineering and an award from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) in Security & Risk Analysis and Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He has completed a postgraduate certificate in Systems Security Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
O’Connor’s spends his spare time monitoring and virtualizing his home network, threat hunting, and looking for different campaigns and infrastructures. When he is not machine learning, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs in his new home.