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Hawke has provided a vast array of Information Technology services. Providing Information Technology and Information Security consulting services since 1981. Hawke has been working with computers and information technologies since 1979, Security Services since 1989 and Information Security services since 1996. He also is a strong advocate for, and has been working with, Open Source products such as Linux since 1994. Hawke retired from the computer science / information technology industry in 2003, though he is still often consulted and has occasionally agreed to guest speaker/instruction requests.

Hawke has advanced certification training and real-world experience related to the following certifications:

  • RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer)

  • RHCA (RedHat Certified Architect)

  • SCSA (Sun Certified Systems Administrator)

  • OCP (Oracle Certfied Professional)

  • Java Certified Programmer, Developer, & Architect

  • Cisco Wireless & CCNA & CCIE (Cisco Certified Network Administrator & Internetwork Expert)

  • NCLE (Novell Certified Linux Engineer)

  • CNI (Certified Novell Instructor)

  • Broadvision

Hawke Enterprising (dba) is a service offering by Dev 2 Dev Portal LLC -

Hawke has for many years been a very proactive advocate for security, both at the physical and "virtual" levels.

From 2004 through 2007 Hawke was the host of a radio (and Internet) broadcast show known as "Tech Talk With Hawke" (Formerly part of The Synthetic Zen Show) focusing on technologies impacting privacy, security, and civil rights.

Hawke has been retired since 2003, except for special opportunities including but not limited to:

  • Guest speaking for events and educational institutions or open source business related events.
  • Board or Executive positions.
  • Educational.
  • Advisory/consulting and other roles

If you are interested in benefiting from dba Hawke Enterprising's knowledge, experience, and abilities, please feel free to make contact by any of the following means:


A relatively short summary of Hawke's experience spanning more than 25 years can be viewed here. For those wishing for considerably more detail, you may view or download Hawke's various resumes from the choices below:

  • Full Length Detailed Resume (32 pages)
  • General Summary Resume (2 pages)
  • Manager Summary Resume (2 pages)
  • Software Development Manager Summary Resume (2 pages)
  • UNIX Systems Administrator Summary Resume (2 pages)
  • Software Developer Summary Resume (2 pages)
  • Skills Inventory Skills Summary List spreadsheet (6 pages)


Hawke's published dissertation/thesis/practicum on VPN technologies and Microsoft's VPN vulnerabilities, for the SANS Institute has been published as the definitive guide and FAQs answer for this topic at:

If you simply perform a search on google for, pptp malware, the number one link (out of over 4,500 links), connects directly to this document (reformatted for the FAQs by the SANS Institute).

You can download the original document at:

Hawke Robinson has an associates degree in Computer Science, as well as a number of certifications including:

  • SANS GIAC GCIH (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) (Global Information Assurance Certification) (GIAC Certified Incident Handler)
  • MCP+I (Microsoft Certified Professional plus Internet)
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
  • CNA (Certified Netware Administrator)
  • SCSEp1 (Sun Certified Systems Administrator)




He currently resides in the Spokane, WA, USA area.

Hawke Robinson has extensive in-depth experience and training in a broad range of commercial and open source technologies, only a few of which include:

  • Solaris

  • Open BSD

  • Linux

  • Mac OS X

  • Microsoft Windows

  • OS/2

  • Netware

  • eDirectory

  • Silver Stream

  • Broadvision

  • Oracle

  • Redhat Interchange

  • Apache

  • DB2

  • MySQL

  • MS SQL

  • Sybase SQL

  • Information security technologies and methodologies

  • Franklin Covey Project Management

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)

  • PMI (Project Management Institute)