This month's employee spotlight is on Sam Maccorrio, a Service Technician working in our Austin Service Department. Hailing from San Antonio, TX, Sam has been with Knight since September in 2018. In this Employee Spotlight, we learn about Sam's experience at the company, as well as what his interests are outside of the office.
Do you have any certifications or degrees?
I have a AAS in IT - Network Systems Administration, a BAS in IT-Cybersecurity and Infrastructure, Texas FAL, NICET 1, Open Options, S2 Technician 1, Electrician Apprentice 1, C++, N+, MCSE
How long have you worked at Knight Security Systems and why have you chosen to work here?
I have worked at Knight Security since September 2018. The reason I decided to work at Knight Security is I enjoy electronics, troubleshooting and finding resolutions. Knight Security allows me to do this every day, and, in my experience, has some of the best Technician support I have seen.
What has been your favorite memory/achievement while working at Knight Security Systems?
Favorite memory would be the Knight Security annual party, achievement would be preventing a client infrastructure from collapse due to a threat introduced via a workstation vulnerability. Isolated, segmented and tracked the vulnerability and ultimately resolved the issue.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The work and experience. Seeing the results of your labor in a working system and the expressions of the clients and users.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, well, right now, I don’t have much, being a single parent with three homeschoolers, but when I find some spare time I enjoy fixing old electronics, building computers, and programming mobile applications.
What are some of your hobbies?
Camping, fishing, archery, hunting, as well as the aforementioned.
What book have you read or movie have you seen recently that you’d recommend?
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire by Alice Bailey, and the last movie I have seen that I would recommend would be A Star is Born.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Choices determine everything, so never except the given and make the best choices available. If a single-celled organism’s choices produced the animal kingdom as we know it, what excuse do you have?
What’s something about you that may surprise us?
I am a “disabled” veteran. I have been to 27 countries, spoke four languages, now I can barely manage two (my language center was damaged in an explosive attack).