Andy O'Donnell

Andy )'Donnell

Writer

Education

Auburn University

Expertise

Cybersecurity

Network Security

Virtual Reality

iPhone and iOS

Introduction

  • Cybersecurity expert
  • Holds several security certifications
  • Develops and manages security architectures

Experience

Andy O'Donnell is a former writer for Lifewire, where he wrote extensively on internet and network security and virtual reality for the web and iOS devices. He has worked at all levels within the information security field, from developing security architectures for critical enterprise-level systems to performing penetration tests and securing client workstations. Entering the security field in 1999, O'Donnell has worked or consulted for the several Fortune 500 companies.

O'Donnell is a well-respected senior security engineer and analyst who has focused years of his life developing, managing, auditing, and securing systems for various Department of Defense, federal, state, and commercial customers.

His other passion is virtual reality, and he has been eagerly following the VR product space since 2013 when he acquired one of the early Oculus Rift development kits. 

Education

O'Donnell earned bachelor's and master's degrees in management information systems, both from Auburn University. 

His security certifications include:

  • CISSP (Certified Information Security Professional)
  • CISSP-ISSEP (Information Systems Security Engineering Professional)
  • CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
  • CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional)

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