Eric Wilkens has 18 years of experience in Information Technology and Information Security, both as a practitioner and scholar. He worked in the banking industry from 1998-2005 and academia from 2005 – 2015, joining Arvig in 2015. Eric holds several professional certifications including Microsoft MCSA and MCSE, Cisco CCNA, several CompTIA certifications, and SANS SGEC Gold. He holds several degrees including a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a doctorate in Information Technology, specializing in Information Assurance and Security. Currently, Eric is a System Engineer at Arvig on the architecture team where he works on the planning, designing and the evolution of data centers and Arvig IT systems.