Bric Browning's father inspired his IT career path. "When I was in high school, people would call my Dad to fix their computers," Bric says. After high school in Belle Fourche, S.D., he earned degrees in network systems administration and in computer and network security from Dakota State University. An internship at All Net led to a full-time position at the company, where he specializes in security and end-user support.
"I'm really fascinated by security and solving security problems—how to prevent network penetration and hacking," he says. Constantly evolving threats require daily updates on new vulnerabilities and the latest mitigations. "I keep up with new techniques hackers use and practice them in my own virtual environments, so we know how to defeat them."