Kieran Connolly has worked in IT, managing networks, for more than 20 years. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Cybersecurity Management. He resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and he worksfor a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a System Administrator II, Infrastructure & Security. Most of his technology career has been spent working with small to mid-sized businesses, including medical, insurance, accounting, and manufacturing firms. He earned an AAS in IT System Security in 2020, a BS in IT Operations Management in 2022. He is also a member of Infragard and ISSA (the Information Systems Security Association). He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.