Foster McLane
Information Security Analyst
Clemson

I am a computer enthusiast and enjoy almost everything to do with computers, from low-level logic circuits to high-level programming. I am especially interested in embedded programming, operating systems, program security, network security, and network protocols. In addition to my computer enthusiasm, I have a large interest in high school level education in computational thinking.
Clemson University
2017-12-15 - Ongoing
Information Security Analyst
Under the Office of Information Security and Privacy, I am a full-time analyst of Clemson's computer network for identifying potential cyber security threats, mitigating current threats, and preventing current threats from happening in the future.
    FoosterNET, LLC
    2013-11-26 - Ongoing
    Owner
    FoosterNET, LLC is a company I use for freelance work in cyber security consulting, system administration, and computer programming. It additionally sanctions all other services I provide for money including server hosting.
      Clemson University
      2017-01-27 - 2017-12-15
      Cybersecurity Intern
      Under the Office of Information Security and Privacy, I was a part-time analyst of Clemson's computer network for identifying potential cyber security threats, mitigating current threats, and preventing current threats from happening in the future.
        Clemson University
        2017-01-27 - 2017-05-05
        Virtual Reality Intern
        Under Dr. Stephen Moysey, I worked to bring virtual reality to the university in a variety of ways including setting up VR systems, coordinating generally available VR equipment for students and faculty, and creating demos for VR.
          Clemson University
          2016-01-11 - 2016-12-09
          Virtual Reality Game Development Intern
          Under Dr. Stephen Moysey, I researched teaching applications of geological sciences field techniques in a virtual reality video game. The game, titled Virtual Reality Field Experiences, features a trip to the Grand Canyon where the gamer learns rock identification techniques and builds the stratigraphic column of the canyon.
            Clemson University
            2015-01-27 - 2016-05-07
            Undergraduate Student Researcher in UAV and Manufacuring Robotics
            Under Dr. Yue Wang, I researched quadrotor control algorithms and trust aware manufacturing in the Interdisciplinary Intelligence Research Lab, or I²R Lab.
              GIAC Advisory Board
              2019-01-09 - Ongoing
              Member
              After completing my GCIA certification from GIAC, I've been invited to the GIAC Advisory Board which takes an active role in the GIAC program and in SANS training.
                FRC - Metal in Motion 343
                2018-12-06 - Ongoing
                Mentor
                After having several years volunteering with FIRST as a mentor and Field Technical Advisor (FTA), I mentor the nearby Oconee team, Metal in Motion.
                  CU Cyber
                  2018-04-17 - Ongoing
                  Staff Advisor
                  CU Cyber is the cyber security club at Clemson University. We participate in cyber defense competitions and hold weekly seminars involving cyber security. I am one of the staff advisors of CU Cyber where I advocate for the club, provide technical resources and knowledge, architect the Cyber Warfare Space, and maintain domain names and servers for the club.
                    SC Robotics Education Foundation
                    2015-01-31 - Ongoing
                    Field Technical Advisor and Field Inspector
                    After three years of experience of participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, I volunteer to run the scrimmage hosted by the SC GSSM and am the main technical coordinator for the state competition.
                      Gentoo Overlay - fkmclane
                      2013-05-26 - Ongoing
                      Owner
                      I have a recognized overlay for my distribution of choice for my workstation, Gentoo. I maintain over 150 packages in this overlay that range from little X11 tools to the Unity Editor, from the game engine, for Linux to all of the Linux software associated with Plex. Additionally I have a few of my own tools that I wrote such as one to manage tty sessions intelligently without having a display manager.
                        FTC - Starbots 6170
                        2016-09-13 - 2018-06-01
                        Mentor
                        After having three years of experience of participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, or FTC, including one year of which I was team captain and made it to the super regional competition, I mentored the nearby Easley team, Starbots.
                          CU Rocket Engineering
                          2017-01-11 - 2018-08-22
                          Lead Avionics
                          As lead avionics, I coordinated the team that created the electronic internals of the rockets we flew at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. I did a lot of the design work and kept the team productive.
                            CU Cyber
                            2015-08-27 - 2018-04-17
                            Level 5 Tech Support
                            CU Cyber is the cyber security club at Clemson University. We participate in cyber defense competitions and hold weekly seminars involving cyber security. I was the secretary and then Level 5 Tech Support of CU Cyber where I maintained club organization, club preparation, and various technological aspects. I additionally helped create many of the weekly seminars given.
                              Clemson ACM
                              2014-09-21 - 2017-01-13
                              Webmaster
                              ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest society for scientific and educational computing. I was the webmaster of Clemson University's local chapter where I created and maintained their website.
                                Clemson University
                                Computer Science, with an interest in Education, Math, and Language - Bachelor of Science
                                2014-07-18 - 2019-05-09
                                SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
                                Computer Science - High School
                                2012-07-13 - 2014-05-31
                                Trust-Based Mixed-Initiative Teleoperation of Mobile Robots
                                2016-07-06
                                American Control Conference
                                Trust-Based Mixed-Initiative Teleoperation of Mobile Robots is a scheme for the bilateral teleoperation of mobile robotic systems using a quadrotor, ground robot, and a haptic feedback device. In the scheme, control is shared between human and autonomous controllers with the human controller having force feedback cues. Two-way trust models are calculated to dynamically scale each control input for optimal performance and reduced physical workload of the human operator. The results indicate that the proposed scheme improves task performance by 31% and reduces the operator workload by 23.9%.

                                Vision-Based Control of a Quadrotor
                                2014-02-01
                                SC GSSM
                                Vision-Based Control of a Quadrotor uses a quadrotor and its two mounted cameras to have the quadrotor perform basic analysis of its environment and make decisions based on it. It includes basic applications for following a marked path or object and an extensible interface for writing more complex autonomous logic.

                                GIAC Network Penetration Testing Certification (GPEN)
                                2019-07-02
                                Global Information Assurance Certification
                                The certification signifies a demonstrated knowledge of penetration testing techniques and tools.
                                GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
                                2019-01-09
                                Global Information Assurance Certification
                                The certification signifies a demonstrated knowledge of intrusion detection techniques as an information security analyst.
                                Outstanding Research and Presentation
                                2014-04-05
                                SC Junior Academy of Science
                                Awards: 1st Oral Presentation - Computer Science, 1st Written Presentation - Computer Science. The awards included an invitation to the American Junior Academy of Science.
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