Instructor's Bio


Donald E. Hester

CISSP, CISA, CAP, CRISC, QGCS, MCT, MOFF, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE Security, MCSA Security, MCDST, Security+, CTT+

Contact

Maze & Associates office 925-930-0902

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Instructor’s Bio

I have taught Computer Science, Networking, Cybersecurity, and Microsoft classes at:

  • Los Positas College

  • Los Medanos College

  • San Diego City College

  • Coastline Community College

  • University of San Francisco

  • @One program of the California State Chancellor's office

I am a Director for Maze & Associates, a Northern California regional accounting firm. My duties include internal IT operations, external information systems audits, IT consulting, and IT training including guest lecturer and speaker on cybersecurity topics.

Degrees

Associate of Arts in Liberal arts from Los Medanos college

Bachelor of Arts degree in Security Management with a concentration in Information Security with honors from American Military University

Master of Arts degree, with high honors from Biola University

My Certifications

CISSP, CISA, CAP, CRISC, QGCS, MCT, MOFF, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE Security, MCSA Security, MCDST, Security+ and CTT+.

Personal Stuff

I am married, with two children, and live in Northern California. In my spare time I volunteer with Veterans Organizations and Toys for Tots. For fun I like photography, philosophy, hiking, and the standard geeky nerdy stuff like comic books, SciFi, video games, etc… Star Wars, Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, IT Crowd, blah, blah, blah…. I think you get the picture.

Fun Facts

I name all my computers after robots or AIs (Artificial Intelligence). For example I named my Windows 10 laptop computer Bender10, I have a tablet named Twiki, my Kindle Fire is named Commander Data and my current phone named Skynet. My iPod was named HAL for good reason! My Xbox One is named Giskard (You get points if you know the reference without looking it up!). Names I have used recently: Bender, BenderII, BenderIII, Bender7, BenderVII, Bender7-VM, Bender8, Bender10, BenderX, Veronica, Wall-E, HAL, Shockwave, Robbie, Johnny5, Optimus Prime, Cortona, Jarvis, Omega Supreme, Commander Data, Giskard, Joshua, Twiki, R2-D2, Unicron, and Skynet

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