Doug Spindler is a technology consultant, digital forensic investigator, and college professor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past 25 years, Doug has solved a wide variety of technical problems from the mundane, working with Nobel Prize winning scientists on sub-atomic particle experiments to physicians using computers to conduct heart surgery to the most challenging, fixing his mother-in-law's computer. Seeing a need for an IT pro community, Doug founded Pacific IT Professionals, an independent association for IT professionals with over 4,000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Doug holds numerous certifications and industry awards including MCT, MCSE, and Microsoft’s prestigious MVP award. Doug also serves as an industry/faculty advisor to college students, facilitating them during their participation in cyber-defense competitions and guiding them as they consider careers in computer security.