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Knowledge Provider Profiles

Thor Pedersen

Aloha my name is Thor Pedersen and I am a bit of a weird one.

I am:

An IT trainer, my Best Selling CISSP, CISM and PMP courses have over 50,000 students worldwide and I try to spend an equal part making new course/content and paying it forward by helping others get ahead.

A certified BBQ judge, which has become a very different experience after I started being a vegan in 2019, it is still possible to make great BBQ, but amazing tasting BBQ requires meat.

A lifelong gamer, I purchased my first computer to play games on when I was 13 (a Commodore-64), I met my wife on a game 20 years ago, I owned an internet café for some years, I played serious esports and was on the top CS team in Denmark, and I just finished Doom Eternal and Ghost Sniper 3. These days I mostly play offline games since it works with my work schedule.

A (somewhat) digital nomad, which I hope to change once things settle down.

Certfications: CISSP CISM, CDPSE CEH PMP CCNP R/S, CCNP Enterprise CCNA R/S, CCNA Security CCNA Enterprise Security+ KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge

Official channels:

Website: https://thorteaches.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThorTeaches

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thokep/

Discord: https://discord.gg/p6H7MNA

Adam Gordon

With over 35 years of experience as both an educator and IT professional, Adam holds numerous Professional IT Certifications and is the author of several books.

Adam currently works with ITPROTV as an Edutainer, producing engaging and fun learning content across a wide array of subject areas. When he is not in the studio, Adam is also busy enabling Fortune 500 customers to learn to leverage their portfolio of hardware, software, and services in order to maximize the success of their IT systems and processes.

Adam has been invited to lead projects for companies such as Microsoft, Citrix, Lloyds Bank TSB, Campus Management, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Amadeus, World Fuel Services, Baptist Health South Florida, Petrotrin, The United Nations, Office Depot, Burger King, Miami Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), Florida Power and Light (FPL), Seaboard Marine, Digicel and (ISC)².

Certifications: Adam has so many certificates, that listing them would take an entire page

Official channels:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-gordon-0408981/

ITProTV: https://www.itpro.tv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adam_ITProTV

Rob Witcher

Rob is the co-founder of Destination Certification. He has travelled the globe guiding major corporations, and governments through complex security breaches, audits, and security implementation programs. He brings CISSP concepts to life through real-world experiences and simple and concise explanations.

Rob has over 15 years of intense security, privacy, and cyber assurance experience, including:

Guiding multiple companies in responding to and recovering from (global headline level) security & privacy breaches Leading PCI readiness engagements, SOC2 audits, privacy assessments & security maturity reviews Managing the development of multi-year security strategies & enterprise-wide privacy operating models Acting CIO of a global mining company Rob has delivered dozens of CISSP, CCSP, and ISACA classes globally over the last 5 years.

Rob is a dedicated and creative instructor who is deeply invested in the success of students. He brings an entertaining delivery style that is grounded in years of experience and a deep understanding of what is required for success on the CISSP exam.

Certifications: CISSP CCSP CCSK CISM CISA CSX-P CIPM MCSE:Security PMP

Official channels:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DestinationCertification

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destination-certification/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/destcert

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destcert/

Wentz Wu

Wentz Wu is the co-founder of Amicliens and has been working in the IT industry for more than 20 years. He is devoted to applying information technologies to solve business problems, delivering training and education courses, and giving back to the community.

In his professional career, Wentz is skilled at implementing IT infrastructure and cloud services, developing quality software, conducting a comprehensive business analysis, managing projects with agility, and advising and delivering practical business solutions.

With solid technical background and business savvy, Wentz comprehensively delivers the CISSP course based on the Amicliens InfoSec Conceptual Model, which effectively addresses the official ISC2 CISSP exam outline.

Certfications: EMBA/CBAP/PMP/ACP/PBA/RMP CGEIT/CISM/CRISC/CISA CISSP-ISSMP,ISSEP,ISSAP/CCSP/CSSLP CEH/ECSA/AWS-CSAA/MCSD/MCSE/MCDBA SCRUM: PSM Level I/PSPO Level I/PSD Level I ISO 27001 LA/ISO 27552 LA Courses Completed

Official channels:

website: https://wentzwu.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wentzwu

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveCISSP

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/effectivecissp

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wentzwu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wentzwu

Medium: https://medium.com/@wentzwu

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wentzw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wentzwu

Andrew Calverley

Hello - my name is Andrew Calverley and for the past few decades I have been an:

- Owner and operator of a machine shop in the Canadian prairies

- Archaeologist working in reconstructing prehistoric technological landscapes using lithic analysis

- Frame carpenter building post and beam houses

- Certified Hypnotherapist

- Security professional running multiple audit/remediation teams for large scale security compliance operations

- Security Manager for a Scottish NHS division

- Security consultant for Government and Financial Groups

However, at this point in my life, I teach information security classes around the planet (trying to stay as close to my Scottish Home, my wife and whisky collection).

Current Courses:

ISC2 CISSP
ISACA CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer
ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer

Prashant Mohan

Prashant is an adept professional in Information Security with over a decade of experience. He has experience of assessing security for versatile industries like financial institutes, healthcare and service organizations.

He has given several best practices to have the process improvement and helped the organization in risk mitigation.

Prashant also indulges himself in speaking on several webinars, security forums and has been actively mentoring aspiring security professionals in obtaining right career path and security certifications.

He has also authored 2 books which are widely used by aspiring security professionals for their certifications.

CIRRUS - 8000 ft. view of CCSP Exam CISSP study guide
“The Memory Palace - A Quick Refresher For Your CISSP Exam “

In his free time, he enjoys looking at astronomical events and explore space.

Gwen Bettwy

Hey All!!! Since 2003, I have been teaching Information Security all around the world. From Australia to South Africa, All over Europe, Canada, and the US, most of that for ISC2 directly. My classes have been primarily CISSP, but CCSP has been the most dominant topic in the last few years. I also teach CISM and SSCP.

Of course, I have all of those certs and a few extra.

I have been happily home since lockdowns began in 2020 (not happy about the virus, though).

Let me know what questions you have. I am happy to answer.

You can check out my website as well www.TacSecInc.com