Adam is a Senior Managing Consultant at Sikich and is passionate about information security. He began his career learning switching, networking, computer systems and cryptological operations in the U.S. Air Force. His diverse career has included the installation of global networks and the evaluation of communications personnel. In a quality assurance role, he gained an appreciation for the large scope of information security. After the military, he moved on to slice and dice information as a data analyst with a not-for-profit organization. Six years ago, Adam started his career within the payment card industry, performing PCI DSS assessments, PA-DSS validation and, later, P2PE validations. In the past few years, Adam has centered his focus on becoming a subject matter expert and thought leader in the area of application security and digital forensics.
Adam is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), QSA Point-to-Point Encryption (QSA (P2PE)) and PA-QSA Point-to-Point Encryption (PA-QSA (P2PE)). He also holds the CompTIA Security+ certification.