Yo! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my journey & experiences with me!
So, who am I?
My name is Michael Cifelli. Everyone that knows me personally knows that I go by Mike. Professionally, I am a senior network engineer with a variety of skills ranging across all things networking, pki, and linux. I specialize in network security with my bread & butter being Network Access Control.
I blog frequently on the Cisco Communities Support Forums, and have been designated as a 2x Cisco VIP in both Network Access Control & Digital Network Architecture (2020; 2021). I also have a newly found passion for all things automation (ansible, python, consuming APIs in general).
I have been in the IT industry for roughly 8 years now. Primarily as a contractor supporting a variety of contracts. I have several certifications, as well as a Master's degree from Univ. of Maryland - College Park.
So, why this site?
I want to use this site as a means for not only myself as I pursue professional growth (CCIE Sec; for now :) ), but also as a resource for other engineers going through the same experiences & journeys. Over the last few years I have been approached by some past/present teammates that have always asked why I don't host a youtube channel, or a blog site so if you are one of those people, and are still reading this, thanks for the extra motivation!
Lastly, outside of work, I love sports (hockey/football), crossfit, beers/scotch, good food, family, friends, and my wife! To find out even more about me check out my LinkedIn and Cisco Support profiles!
*ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CURRENT EMPLOYER*