Assuring Cyber Security
Computer science grad Troy Arwine (’97) works as a security consultant in Microsoft Consulting for IT Operations. There he secures the computers and information systems for some of the largest companies and agencies in the world against cyber threats and malicious users.
“My training at PCC paved the way for a world of opportunities over the last fifteen years for a technology career in government, education, and Fortune 500 companies,” Troy said. “Before coming to Microsoft, I worked in many positions where the Lord prepared me for my current role. I worked as a programmer for A Beka Book, then as a systems engineer for Dollar General Corporation in Tennessee. I worked as the enterprise division manager for Metro Nashville Government until 2005 when I joined Microsoft.
“The instructors at PCC were crucial in helping me develop the skills I needed to be successful in a career in programming, systems engineering, IT management, support, and consulting. It was not just their technical expertise and gifted teaching abilities, but by putting God first and foremost in every aspect of their teaching, they inspired a like passion in me for putting Christ first in my career. The diversity of programming languages accompanied by the balanced background in network, operating systems, and computer mathematics helped me understand how to adapt to the rapidly changing cyber security world.”
With multiple security certifications, Troy regularly speaks at IT security conferences around the U.S. and serves in the FBI InfraGard. In 2010 he earned a master’s degree in information assurance from the University of Dallas.
“Microsoft values integrity, honesty, and willingness to take on big challenges and see them through,” Troy said. “These are values I developed first at PCC in the computer science program.”
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