José L. Quiñones has 20+ years of experience in the IT field and holds a Bachelors in Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Puerto Rico. Additionally holds various professional certifications in systems administration area such as: MCSA, and RHCSA, but also in the IT security field such as: CEH, C)PEH, C)M2I, GCIH and GPEN. Jose’s background in electronics engineering has made him proficient in hardware hacking with platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM, IoT architecture and UAVs.
For the last 8 years Jose has worked in the Health and Education industries as IT Director for a Medical School, but also works as an independent consultant in IT infrastructure, cloud and security architecture. Jose has design courses and workshops in Networking, Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking and Incident Handling; and teaches certification programs for professional educational companies.
He is President/Founder of Obsidis Cosortia, Inc a not for profit organization which mission is to promote professional development of information security for IT professionals, students and enthusiasts, and security awareness to the general public. Finally Jose, runs a local security user group, is the head organizer of “Security B Sides Puerto Rico”, designs Network Security Scenarios and Simulations (Capture the flag), and runs a personal blog about systems administration and security CODEFidelio.org.