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October 2, 2020

Cyber Security Month: Meet Our Instructors

At NuPaths, we believe all of our instructors are the best - and we think our students agree! We would like to introduce you to three of our cyber security instructors. Read on to learn what they have to share about their backgrounds, the courses they currently teach, what they like about teaching, and more.

Meet Cristian Arendell

cyber security

Cristian teaches IT Security Operations courses at NuPaths and has active certifications in A+, Network+, Security+, and CySA+. His background includes 7 years in IT, and he recently received a position at Snyk.io as a System Engineer. Snyk is an open source security platform designed to help software-driven businesses enhance developer security. 

When asked what he likes best about working in IT, Cristian says he enjoys solving problems and creating great solutions that continue to improve the company I work for. In regards to teaching, he describes that it’s enjoyable to see his students figure out things after you help show them how it works. It’s gratifying to pass your knowledge along to others so they can reach the same goals you want to reach yourself. One of his most rewarding teaching experiences so far was having the opportunity to teach a student who doubted themselves. However, after spending one-on-one time working with them, they were able to pass the Security+ certification.

You can connect with Cristian on LinkedIn at https://linkedin.com/in/crisarendell

Meet Stephen Dorsey

cyber security

Here at NuPaths, Stephen teaches SOC Analyst Project courses.  He holds  A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, and CCNA certifications. As for what Stephen likes about working in technology, he says it’s the fact that it is always changing, and there is never a dull moment. We agree!

Stephen has worked in the IT field for over 20 years as a Technician, Network Administrator, and a Network and Systems Engineer. He has been an Adjunct Professor, teaching in some form or another at various institutions, also for about 20 years, His teaching experiences include tech schools like ITT Tech, community colleges like Community College of Philadelphia, and Masters degree programs from Lincoln University. He’s currently a full-time Cyber Security Professor at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey. Stephen’s favorite thing about teaching is that he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others who are eager to learn.

You can connect with Stephen on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-dorsey-92867932

Meet Francois Arthanas

cyber security

Francois is a skilled, dedicated, and passionate cyber security professional with over five years of work experience managing Cisco ASA firewalls, IPS/IDS, UTM, content filtering, and SIEM systems. He is currently working to become a Penetration Tester and consistently improving his skill sets daily. He teaches IT Security Operations courses at NuPaths and holds Network+, Security+, CySA+, Linux+, CEH, CHFI, and ITILv3 certifications. 

As for his favorite part about being in the IT/Tech field, Francois says that working on something new and challenging every day is really what he likes the most! He has been teaching for five years now and believes teaching is one way for him to give back to the Cybersecurity Community. When asked about his NuPaths’ teaching experience, he described it as follows: 

“If there is one word to describe a NuPaths student, it is "HUNGRY." NuPaths students are hungry for knowledge and that's what I look for in students.”

That sounds like a win-win to us, too!

You can connect with Francois on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/francoisbarthanas

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