About

“Technology is key to helping get business done!”
– David P. Papp

David P. Papp, P.Eng.

25 + Years Experience in Information Technology

Blogger  |  Author  |  Speaker  | Trainer  |  Consultant  |  Professional Engineer |  Entrepreneur

David Papp is a technology pioneer specializing in Technology Management, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Social Media, and Blockchain. He helps industry members become more tech savvy so they can also thrive safely in today’s economy. He is a consultant, speaker, creator, and entrepreneur with a degree in computer engineering and numerous industry certifications. Based on his twenty five plus years of experience, David delivers an engaging and passionate consulting and speaking style that both educates and entertains. He authored a book based on his experiences titled IT Survival Guide: Conquering Information Technology in Your Organization and is a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. He helps organizations embrace technology to thrive in the online world.

David created his consulting business, Microtek Corporation now operating as Mtek Digital, and has successfully become a one stop shop experience for his clients for over two decades. Through strong communication and people skills, David has built long lasting business relationships with clients while acting as their technology advisor. His clients benefit from his effective ability to communicate in a clear and understandable manner so they easily understand their unique technology and online needs.

       

Published Author

Book IT Survival GuideAuthor: IT Survival Guide
Conquering Information Technology in your Organization

Concrete Jungle BookCo-Author: Concrete Jungle
Survival Secrets for the Real World

Leadership BookCo-Author: Leadership
Helping Other to Succeed

David’s Toolbox

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Academic and Professional Certifications

  • Professional Engineer with APEGA [P.Eng.]
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering [B.Sc. (CompEng)]
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional 2003 [CISSP]
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor 2003 [CISA]
  • VMware Certified Professional 2009 [VCP]
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate 1998 [CCDA]
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 1998 [CCNA]
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional 1999 [CCNP]
  • Microsoft Certified Professional 1998 [MCP]
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 1999 [MCSE]
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator 2003 [CWNA]
  • NetScaler Certified Associate 2005 [NSCA]
  • Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 1 2006 [LPIC1]
  • Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator 2009 [FCNSA]
  • Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional 2009 [FCNSP]

Current Associations

Project Experience

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Crypto Mining
  • Mobile App Deployment (iOS and Android)
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Network and Security Assessment & Audits
  • Network Architecture and Troubleshooting
  • Data Forensics, Receivership Data Acquisition, Preserving Evidence
  • Server Virtualizations
  • Storage and Backup Implementations
  • SAN and Blade Technologies
  • High Performance and High Availability Content Delivery
  • IP Security Cameras
  • Network Security Implementations
  • Wireless Networking
  • Wide Area Network Deployment
  • Data Centre Construction
  • xDSL Deployment
  • National Dial-Up Network
  • Internet Multi-Homing
  • Turn-Key ISP/IPP
  • ISP Relocations and Acquisitions
  • Web and Application Development
  • Programming
  • Management

Social Media & Online Impact

Media Exposure

  • Sep20/18 – Global Edmonton TV – Everything you do online is tracked (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Aug29/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Statistics Canada Digital Economy survey results (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Aug27/18 – Global Edmonton TV – Back to school tech, apps, and deals (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam)
  • Aug13/18 – The Networkers Quest – Interview as an entrepreneur (podcast – Matt & Collette Fitzgerald)
  • Aug13/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Hackers go through your fax machine (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jul27/18 – TRT World in Istanbul – Amazon and Facebook Q2 2018 (news skype – Azhar Surki via Natalia Scott)
  • Jul26/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook major value drop (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jul26/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook drops $100B+ after second quarter report (afternoon news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jul18/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Google EU $5B antitrust fine  (afternoon – Geoff Currier)
  • Jul16/18 – Global Edmonton TV – Travel apps (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jul12/18 – Global Calgary TV – Using WhatsApp and VPNs when travelling (news, Deborah Matejicka, Margeaux Morin)
  • Jun5/18 – Global Edmonton TV – What is a VPN and why you should use one (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • May29/18 – Global Edmonton TV – What is the EU GDPR and why we are getting spammed with privacy policy updates (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • May28/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CIBC Simplii and BMO data breaches (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • May15/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook closed 583M fake accounts in 2018 Q1 (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Apr26/18 – TRT World in Istanbul – Facebook News Q1 2018 (news skype – Azhar Surki via Natalia Scott)
  • Apr17/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Russian hackers targeting home routers, US and UK warn  (morning – Geoff Currier)
  • Apr16/18 – Global Edmonton TV – What is Blockchain technology and its uses (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Apr9/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook announcing who’s accounts were breached (afternoon – Hal Anderson)
  • Apr2/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor data breach (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Apr2/18 – Global News -Amazon, Google may want to be a fly on the wall in your home, patents suggest (online)
  • Apr2/18 – The Hamilton Spectator – Privacy concerns with smart speakers (The Scott Radley Show – Scott Radley)
  • Mar28/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – More on Facebook data scandal (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Mar26/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook collects years of calls and text data on Android users (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Mar21/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – How to disengage from Facebook after recent issues  (morning – Geoff Currier)
  • Mar19/18 – Global Edmonton TV -How to protect against Ransomware (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Mar16/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Custom Blackberries busted, used by criminal organizations (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Mar7/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Amazon Echo Alexa randomly laughs  (afternoon – Geoff Currier)
  • Mar6/18 – Tangerine.ca – How to Protect and Backup your Computer (onlineKelley Keehn)
  • Feb22/18 – Global Edmonton TV – Current cyber threats of 2018 (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Feb9/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Canada tells Facebook to fix fake news issue or face stronger regulations  (morning – Geoff Currier)
  • Feb5/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – What is 5G and when can we expect it (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jan30/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Shaw employee volunteer buyout program (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jan22/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Amazon Go, Apple HomePod, low Apple iPhone sales (afternoon – Hal Anderson)
  • Jan15/18 – Global Edmonton TV – What is Bitcoin? Explaining highly volatile cryptocurrencies (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jan4/18 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities Intel (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Jan3/18 – TRT World in Istanbul – Equifax data breach 2017 (news skype – Azhar Surki via Natalia Scott)
  • Dec18/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Cell plan price wars (evening news – live with Gord Steinke via Christine Meadows)
  • Dec18/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Cell plan price wars (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Dec18/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Smart speakers hot tech gift 2017 (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Dec14/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Net Neutrality (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Dec13/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Smart Speakers (afternoon – Hal Anderson)
  • Dec5/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Barcodes on boarding passes  (morning – Geoff Currier)
  • Nov29/17 – Tangerine.ca – What is Ransomware and How do you Protect Yourself (onlineKelley Keehn)
  • Nov27/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Cyber Monday record sales (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Nov23/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Net Neutrality (morning – Geoff Currier)
  • Nov21/17 – TRT World in Istanbul – Chinese tech giant Tencent surpassing Facebook in market value (live news skype – Azhar Surki via Natalia Nosovets)
  • Nov20/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Online holiday shopping safety (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Nov4/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – iPhone X (afternoon – Hal Anderson)
  • Oct17/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – All WiFi unsecure with new KRACK attack (afternoon – Hal Anderson)
  • Oct16/17 – Global Edmonton TV – How to prevent Cyberbullying (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Oct6/17 – Apt To Game – Kickstarter creator panel (Interview by Chris Koehn)
  • Sept28/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Heritage minister announces Creative Canada plan, no streaming tax (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sept27/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – NetFlix spending up to $500M over 5yrs on Canadian movies and shows (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sep18/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Apple announces iPhone 8, 8 plus, X “ten” and Apple Watch 3 (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Sep1/17 – CBC – Grant MacEwan online phishing scam thoughts (news – Tiphonie Roquette via Mari-Pier Mercier)
  • Sep1/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Followup to University 11.8M online phishing scam (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam)
  • Aug31/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Grand MacEwan loses 11.8M to phishing scam (evening news – with Kent Morrison via Kerry Powell)
  • Aug15/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips and Back to School Tech (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Aug10/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Disney pulls from Netflix, Netflix increases rates (evening news – Julie Buckingham and Keith McCullough)
  • Aug2/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Issues with using other accounts for business / secure communications, how to securely communicate (evening news – Julie Buckingham and Hal Anderson)
  • July26/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Hightened security screening at airports affecting laptops, tablets, e-readers (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • July5/17  – Global Edmonton TV – Thefts caught on security cameras, vulnerabilities (evening news – Julia Wong)
  • June19/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Online threats while travelling (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • June15/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC Wireless Code gets updated and bans cellphone unlocking fees (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • June15/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Canadian 5% NetFlix tax gets shot down (morning news – Geoff Currier)
  • June14/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Federal government offensive CyberSecurity initiatives (evening news – Tom Vernon)
  • June5/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Latest Apple annoucements at WWDC (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • May15/17 –  CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg -WannaCry Ransomware CyberSecurity Tips (morning news – Geoff Currier)
  • May15/17 – Global Edmonton TV – WannaCry Ransomware CyberSecurity Prevention and Facebook Security (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam)
  • May9/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Unsecured webcams visible on Internet (live news – Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry)
  • Apr19/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook and their reporting system (morning news – Shadoe Davis via Kim Lawson)
  • Apr18/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Preventing violent content on Facebook (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Apr4/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Criminals using Facebook Live  (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Mar27/17 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Smartphone connection tips during travel (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Mar20/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Staying connected while travelling (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Mar13/17 – Sherwood Park News – Park resident develops card game (online– Krysta Martell)
  • Mar12/17 – Global Edmonton TV – CRA shuts down website due to Internet Vulnerability discovered (evening news– Shallima Maharaj)
  • Mar7/17 – Global Edmonton TV – CyberSecurity Tips (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Feb27/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Edmonton minor hockey avoids costly email scam (evening news – Shallima Maharaj)
  • Feb27/17 – CBC Radio – Full House Lottery phishing attack (radio active live – Portia Clark via Elizabeth Hames)
  • Feb26/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Full House Lottery hacked website and scam (evening news – Shallima Maharaj)
  • Feb15/17 –  CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Microsoft calls for digital geneva convention against cyberattacks (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Feb2/17 – The San Diego Union-Tribune – Say hello to the camera, goodbye to privacy (online – Gary Robbins)
  • Jan16/17 – Global Edmonton TV – Tech trends for 2017 (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Dec29/16- CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Where to go for help on your new tech (Kim Lawson)
  • Dec29/16- CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 2016 Tech Review and looking forward to 2017 (Tristan Field-Jones and Brent Megarry)
  • Dec20/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC ruling broadband Internet is a basic service for all Canadians (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Dec19/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Online video streaming options (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Dec15/16 –  CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Yahoo 1 billion accounts hacked (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Dec5/16 –  CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Detecting cancer with smartphones, online privacy, and tech future (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Nov16/16 – Mashable.com – Privacy Panic? Snapchat Spectacles raise eyebrows (online – Sasha Lekach)
  • Nov14/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Holiday shopping online safety tips (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Oct27/16 – Woodshed AgencyPodcast Interview of my second Kickstarter campaign for my UberStax color expansion (Jeff Wenzel)
  • Oct25/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC trends report regarding Canadians consuming more audio and video on digital (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Oct17/16 – Global Edmonton TVWhat to do when digital disaster strikes and you lose your phone (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Oct13/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegFB Live & Periscope video streaming blocked at live concerts (Greg Mackling)
  • Oct11/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegSamsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production (morning news – Shadoe Davis)
  • Sep23/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegQuantum computing threatens encrypted data (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sep21/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Edmonton scraps traffic safety ad before it’s launched (evening news – Vinesh Pratap)
  • Sep20/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegCRTC new rules leading to cheaper Internet rates (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sep19/16 – Global Edmonton TVProtecting kids online (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Sep08/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegiPhone7 Launch (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Sep08/16 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM EdmontoniPhone7 Launch (radio – Dani & Jay)
  • Sep06/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegCRTC skinny cable complaints (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Aug25/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Social Media with Teens (Don Cook)
  • Aug15/16 – Global Edmonton TVVirtual Reality (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Aug11/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegElectronic surveillance (Greg Mackling)
  • Jul20/16 – 630 CHED AM EdmontonPokemon Go (Morley Scott)
  • Jul19/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegPokemon Go (Greg Mackling)
  • Jul19/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegPokemon Go (Kathy Kennedy)
  • Jul19/16 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Pokemon Go (radio – Dani & Jay)
  • Jul18/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Pokemon Go augmented reality game (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jun30/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg US Customs wanting to collect your social media usernames at border (Greg Mackling)
  • Jun20/16 – Global Edmonton TV Drones (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam)
  • Jun20/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegOur social media legacies (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Jun13/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegMicrosoft buying LinkedIn (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Jun08/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg University of Calgary pays $20 to ransomware (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • May24/16 – Global Edmonton TV 3D printing your own guns, cars, and even hearts (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • May03/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – BCE to buy MTS, promising higher Internet speeds (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Apr20/16 – Global Edmonton TV Better securing your Facebook account (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Apr01/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg 40 years of Apple and declining Blackberry (news – Don Cook)
  • Mar29/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegFBI accessing locked iPhone (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Mar21/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg iPhone 5SE, iPad Pro, Liam the Apple Robot (live evening news – Don Cook)
  • Mar21/16 – Global Edmonton TV Reducing the number of lost emails, 10 year tweet, Apple announcement (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Mar21/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg 10-year anniversary of first tweet (live morning news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Mar03/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg360 degree videos (live news – Don Cook and Brett Megarry)
  • Feb17/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Microsoft upgrading Windows 10 without consent (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Feb17/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg CRTC enforcing skinny pick-and-pay cable TV packages (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Feb17/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegApple opposes court order to help FBI unlock iPhone (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Feb10/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg Microsoft downloading Windows 10 upgrade without your consent (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Jan21/16 – 630 CHED AM EdmontonHoliday Gift Cards and Scams (Brenton Driedger, The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Jan18/16 – Global Edmonton TVWhat to do with all your holiday gift cards and avoid being scammed (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jan15/16 – CJOB 680 AM WinnipegNetflix cracking down on VPNs and Proxies (live news – Don Cook and Brett Megarry)
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David’s clients have included:

  • Alberta Auditor General
  • Alberta Government Services
  • Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Alberta Motor Association
  • Alberta Transportation
  • Allin Clinic
  • Allstream
  • Argus Machine
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • ATB Financial
  • Atlantic Trust
  • Bell Canada
  • BlackBerry
  • Canadian Police Research Centre
  • Capital G Bank Bermuda
  • Capital Health
  • Chemco Electrical Contractors
  • Chevrolet
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • City of Grande Prairie
  • City of Leduc
  • Cohos Evamy
  • Drumheller Chamber of Commerce
  • Elk Island Catholic Schools
  • Environment Canada
  • Flint Energy
  • Government of Alberta
  • Intel
  • Lafarge
  • Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association
  • Medical Imaging Consultants
  • National Oilwell
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • PCL Constructors
  • Prairie Mines
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Privacy Information Commissioner
  • RCMP
  • Sasktel
  • Service Alberta
  • Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Siemens Networks
  • Sterling Crane
  • Strathcona County
  • Sureway Construction
  • Telus
  • The Business Link
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Town of Hinton
  • University of Alberta
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • …and many others.

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