About

A technologist who strives to learn and teach about all aspects of computing, security and business. I maintain a broad knowledge of different aspects of computing with deep knowledge in a few key areas - information security, software development, automation, virtualization, big data and scalability.

I'm the Director of Information Security at Branding Brand in Pittsburgh, PA. As the DoIS, I oversee all of BB's infrastructure security, penetration testing, application security analysis, internal awareness training, and corporate information security policies. I also develop internal tools, automation, graphing and logging systems.

The technologies used in my creations include:

  • Sails.js, Ember.js, Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Node.js, Ruby, Bash
  • Redis, Mongo, MySQL, Postgres
  • Chef, Puppet
  • Docker, Mesos, Marathon, Zookeeper
  • Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Rsyslog
  • AWS, Linode, Digital Ocean
  • Nessus, Checkmarx, OWASP, SANS

In my free time I like being active -- golfing, cycling, scuba diving and doing yoga -- as well as watching movies, gaming and working on cars.

You can contact me at alex.cline@gmail.com or via twitter @alex_cline.