My name is Casey Rapnicki and I’m a Site Reliability Engineer here at IronNet. I’ve been in the I.T. field for 13 years and recently have been focusing on the cybersecurity side of the industry. With new and larger attacks happening every day, cybersecurity is an aspect of technology that will become increasingly important. I joined the IronNet family because I love engineering solutions and the challenges it presents to me. The puzzle of where to place IronDefense in a network to help customers understand their network traffic and help them become more aware of the threats they face is what drives me.
Before starting at IronNet, I was Senior Systems Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. At the Center, which is run by Mitre, I was on the operations team. Being the sole Systems Engineer at the Center presented many challenges and allowed me to solve many puzzles. I hope to use and build upon the knowledge I obtained as I continue to grow with IronNet.
Outside of work, I love to cook, go to concerts, and read science fiction. Live music and cooking are both cathartic experiences for me, so I try to do them often. On the food side, ask some of my colleagues if they have eaten my food because I love to feed people too! My favorite novel series right now is “The Expanse”, which is like Game of Thrones but set in outer space. I recently moved to Ellicott City with my girlfriend and our two cats, but I am originally from right outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go Blue!
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky