About Me


Me and an Epiphone Wildcat

Welcome to BuzzCircuit,

Hey there, my name is Gary Freeman and I live in the Toronto area in Canada. I have 25+ years of IT experience with the last 15 years spent doing system and network engineering and in the last 10 years I discovered Information Security.

I worked for a large telecom company for over 10 years, starting as a Web Developer, moved to Network Engineering and then a Network Security Specialist, defining hardening standards, assessment and remediation as well as digital surveillance and forensic investigations.

Since 2007, I have been enjoying the realm of sales engineering (as an SE, strategist and now a people manager) for a large security software company that was acquired by a larger entity with a larger security solutions portfolio.

Since 2011, I have been leading a Canadian team of talented folks, providing my guidance, leadership and expertise in areas of SIEM, Data Security, Application Security and Security Research.  I recently obtained my CISSP and I’m working towards my CEH.

I have various hobbies which include playing the guitar and singing, camping (well, more of the “trailering” part with a golf cart, laptop and portable WiFi),  graphic design (Gimp / Xara), network security and web development with PHP, Javascript and CMS systems such as WordPress and Joomla.

These are exciting times in strategic business transformation and I couldn’t think of a better industry to be apart of that’s helping shape that change and protect what matters most to customers.

LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gary-freeman-cissp/0/191/1b1




3 Responses to About Me

  • Dear Mr. Freeman,

    Couple of days I have forwarded you and forum some questions, if you kindly help and advise,



    • Hi Satti,

      I’ve approved the comments and they will be posted on my “about me” page – you should probably post it somewhere a little more visible such as one of my SIEM related posts. You may want to look into Gartner’s SIEM RFP toolkit for generic questions to ask on an RFP. Also, for MSSP RFPs I would ask about “open architecture”, bidirectional integration, APIs, dashboards, GRC, distributed, N-tier architecture, centralized management of all components and easy of content development (value-add for MSSP).

  • Dear Mr. Freeman

    Thanks for your comments, which are quite supportive for me to consider for future RFPs. In Fact I have gone through the Gartner’ SEIM Magic Quadrant 2010 and 2011 but not Gartner SIEM RFP.

    Is it Paid Services?
    Or Available on their site or you can share the copy.

    I hope we shall continue to discuss at the topic and I’m looking forward for my knowledge and experience exchange with you via your blog.

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