Career Speaker Series: Alton Johnson
September 23, 2020
You’re invited to a Virtual Career Speaker Series presented by the Computer Information Technology program with guest speaker Alton Johnson, Vonahi Security.
Register here: https://rebrand.ly/CareerSpeakerSeriesNOV
From script kiddie to security consultant and business owner, Alton Johnson was always into computers. Growing up in New Orleans, Alton was the victim of getting hacked with Sub7; once the hacker showed him how Sub7 worked, Alton was hooked. From there, he explored his passion for hacking and learned to code. Taking a nontraditional approach, he decided to pursue his GED at 16, followed by his diploma through Louisiana Technical College and embraced multi-vender certifications, obtaining his A+, Security+, Network+, and two MCTS certifications throughout his time at LTC.
After a handful of IT jobs, his InfoSec career began in a basic IT role at a cybersecurity firm. Every chance he could, he got involved with the assessments the cybersecurity analysts were conducting, learned as much as possible, and passed more certifications. A few role changes and two certifications: eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) – later, the rest was history.
In 2018, Alton founded Vonahi Security with a mission to fulfill the demand of high-quality cybersecurity consulting services and solutions. He is an entrepreneur, speaker, and hacker with thirteen industry certifications to his name.