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To Joey Gomez
A graduate of South Texas College Computer Information Technology (CIT), Obed Ozuna admits that he’s always been a go-to computer expert.
Blessed with a heart for technology and a keen knack for diagnosing computer-related problems, Ozuna said he grew up doing personal computer maintenance for friends and family.
“I used to fix computers. We have moved on to the new field of protection,” Kozuna said.
Years later, he said it was no surprise that his affinity for all things computer related led him to a keen interest in ethical hacking and cybersecurity tools. And through his CIT department at STC, he learned as much as he could about technology and its industrial applications.
I graduated from STC in 2018 and will receive my Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Walden University in December 2022.
Ozuna is also a Computer and Internet Specialist and a Computer Maintenance Specialist from STC.
“I believe we must continue to raise awareness of security while online,” he said. “It doesn’t take long for your credentials to be compromised. This is why the people behind this line of work are the true heroes of the backend, doing little-known work.”
Currently employed as a Technology Specialist at STC’s Starr County campus through the university’s Learning Commons and Open Labs department, Mr. Ozuna has his sights set on a future career and potential in STC’s information technology department, focusing on digital forensics. He said that he is also polishing information security. A career in government law enforcement.
“I’ve always had a deep appreciation for law enforcement, but aside from my career as a police officer, I wanted to do it on the back end,” Ozuna said. The job is very important because you have to match criminals who use all sorts of advanced technology to steal the information that people hide inside their computers, which is often the case with secure It’s done over networks that aren’t done, and things as common as photography.”
Ozuna became famous for his knowledge of computer systems, and said that while at STC, faculty noticed his talent and considered him one of the top students in the CIT program at the time.
“His class project was the best submitted,” said CIT instructor Nicholas Hinojosa. “In his computer programming his courses, he created his own version of space his Invaders, and in his advanced web design, his entire website dedicated to his series of popular video games called Mega Man X. I created a project.
Most recently, Ozuna said she was responsible for managing, updating, and installing computer hardware and software for students at STC’s Starr County campus library. His degrees and certifications have made him a versatile job seeker who can utilize his skills not only in diagnosing and repairing computer systems, but also in coding, creating applications and databases, and dealing with cyber threats in business. he said. Information system.
“I would tell students entering this field that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but if helping people and being a behind-the-scenes hero appeals to you, this is the place for you. It might be a special place,” he said.
For more information on STC’s CIT program, visit bachelors.southtexascollege.edu/cit/.