Styles BSc, MEng, MBA, CISSP
Dean started with Environment Canada developing real time
interfaces for engineering test equipment. He moved to Digital Equipment
(now part of Hewlett Packard) and obtained a Masters of Business
Administration while supporting engineering and health care systems,
providing sales support, consulting, and project management. He
moved to Telus and obtained a Masters of Engineering while working
for 16 years managing a team that built and operated a very successful
enterprise business system supporting over 2000 users.
Dean tried his hand at consulting by forming Sooty Solutions where
he could continue the role of trouble shooter drawing on his training as a
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). Sadly there was
little demand for an aging IT security guy except in volunteer work trying
to keep the community active. He continues this as a board member of the
Vancouver ISSA Chapter and actively posting on security sites.
See the Decline in IT Careers for a sense of the troubles affecting the community.
In the end, like so many others, Dean retired to Vancouver Island but continues to be a grumpy old grey beard posting on
security sites. Sooty of course remains Dean's alter ego.
You can get a more detailed story in his history RTF
or PDF resume.