August 12, 2019: Quantum Beginnings hit #2 on Hard Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, and Action & Adventure Fantasy on Amazon’s Best Seller list!
August 2 2019: Quantum Beginnings (Entangled Fates - Book 1) launched!
July 2019: My team won Microsoft US Partner of the Year for Security & Compliance.
Joe Kuster, CISSP, MTS, TSP
Director, Security & Compliance Solutions
I developed and am responsible for managing Catapult Systems’ Award Winning Security & Compliance offering dubbed Spyglass.
Our nationwide award winning Security Coaching service earned us the 2019 Microsoft US Partner of the Year for Modern Workplace - Security & Compliance.
We connect security policies and compliance goals to the right solutions, while helping you monitor, manage, and continuously improve your IT security.
Our unique solution leverages a deep understanding of compliance and security needs, pairing it with a Microsoft-focused offering that includes tools such as Enterprise Mobility + Security, Office 365, Azure, Operations Management Suite, PowerBI, and our custom management tools that extend and unify the capabilities of the existing products to make them more efficient and effective at addressing Compliance and IT Security needs.
I have 20 years experience developing and implementing IT solutions, over 10 years of project management experience and seven years experience as a senior level executive.
Artificial intelligence was nearly mankind’s last invention. AI took off like a rocket, then when it racked up an impressive death toll, it crashed before it could blossom and took most high-tech industries with it. Resistance and fears became deep-set.
Two decades after the infamous Rev. 4.6 incidents, humanity hasn’t quit dreaming of the wealth and power that could be at their fingertips. A new generation of mega-corporations rose from the ashes. When one melds a quantum computer to a barely functional mental patient as a PR move, there are those who seek to profit, those who want to destroy it, and Alex.
Alex was a typical college student trying to keep up his grades and maybe find a meaningful connection with the fairer sex. Then, an automated semi crashes into his home, killing his family and turning his head into a pin cushion in the process.
Alex awakens to find most of his memories gone and an illegal AI hidden in his brain implant. Now the pet project of a tech billionaire and heavily in debt, Alex struggles to stay valuable enough to be kept online. Still grappling with the repercussions of his injuries, and threats from a dangerous anti-augmentation political movement, there are no easy answers and threats loom around every corner. Alex must use whatever resources he can to escape from under the thumb of a ruthless corporation, while keeping those he comes to love safe.
From 2003 to 2010, I ran Slackline Express. The worlds largest and most influential slackline manufacturer at the time. We successfully moved the balance sport that resembles tight rope walking from a funky thing rock climbers occasionally did, to a backyard pastime that anyone could enjoy. Over my tenure, we moved from being a part time gig in a spare bedroom to employing 14 people at our peak. We brought joy to over 30 countries and had retailers around the world.
While a fantastic chapter of my life, I’ve eventually moved back to my career in technology, but those roots remain. I still get invited out attend slackline competitions as the old guy who helped influence the sport.