Mr. Preston has over thirteen years of direct experience in the networking and information security industries, specializing in the architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise systems. Applying his deep experience with architecting complex networks, Mr. Preston has directed that experience into analyzing and securing networks from cyber vulnerabilities.
Earlier in Career
Prior to joining N&ST, Matthew worked for more than eleven years with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), as the Associate Director of Networking & Data Center Infrastructure. In this high visibility role, he served as the campus liaison for all network related services, including the architecture and application of information security infrastructures. During a major information security overhaul at UWM, Matthew shared his vision for re-architecting and implementing tools designed to better secure the enterprise environment. Before specializing in network roles, Matthew worked several years as a systems administrator in Unix/Linux environments, meeting intricate server technology needs. Matthew’s greatest joy in the industry is working with clients to solve complex issues, and to find creative and helpful solutions to implement their strategic visions for a better secured environment.
Matthew received his M.S. in Information Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. In addition to his degrees, Matthew has also held several technical certifications from Microsoft, Red Hat, and Juniper.