I post about information security, osquery, DFIR, general tech, and other topics I find interesting.
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New Beginnings

I'm just a few days away from starting a new job as a customer success engineer for a company with a osquery product. I'm really looking forward to this career change. I've been in Network and Cloud engineering for 6+ years now.

I started my IT career on a customer facing support team and I’ll say that I’ve honestly missed the customer interaction and the feeling of success you get when you solve a hard problem for them. Not to mention I've been wanting to pursue my passion for information security. I'm hoping this will be a great way to get more aligned with that type of work. Osquery is an incredibly powerful tool for digital forensics and incident response. Which is a huge passion area of mine. I absolutely love to dive into an investigation and comb through the data to figure out the solution to a problem.

I’m really looking for to this shift and I’m sure it will lead to more blog topics down the road.

Until then!

Hello, my name is Ben Montour!

Hello everybody and welcome to my blog!
I've been meaning to do this for years now. To create a space for me to post about topics I find interesting, that maybe others would find interesting as well.
I've never been a huge writer, so this will be a journey of learning for me as well. I've recently been trying to write more in an offline journal, but that's for personal life goals and tracking of things I want to do. This blog will be more focused on what I'd call professional topics that I find interesting.
I'm honestly not 100% sure what all I'm going to write about yet. Possibly some lessons learned or cool ways tips/tricks I discover.

I'm just over a week away from starting a new job helping as a customer success engineer for a company with a osquery product. I'm really looking forward to this career change. I've been in Network and now Cloud engineering for 8 years now. I honestly miss the customer interaction and the feeling of success you get when you solve a hard problem for them. Not to mention I've been wanting to pursue my passion for information security much more in my career. I'm hoping this will be a great way to get more aligned with that type of work. Osquery is an incredibly powerful tool for digital forensics and incident response. Which is a huge passion area of mine. I absolutely love to dive into an investigation and comb through the data to figure out the solution to a problem.

Enjoy my blog! Let me know your thoughts via Twitter @benmontour