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Welcome to my site!



Thank you for visiting my home on the web.  I'm Rich Hornberger, Director of IT Infrastructure and Operational Solutions for Phoenix Contact.  I'm presently responsible for infrastructure, operations, and security topics. My primary areas of focus include people, process, and cost enhancements for all networks, data centers, security topics, and digital forensic arenas.  I have a wealth of experience working with various cultures with responsibility for IT services across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. 

Previously I served as a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, both on-campus and online, educating Associates and Bachelor candidates in various topics related to networking with a focus on wireless and networking technologies.  I earned his MBA from New York Institute of Technology with a minor in Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science in Networking and Data Communications from Pennsylvania College of Technology.  I hold CISSP, CompTIA Security ce, CCDA, CCNA (Various), and ACWP certifications.

The focus of this website is to share my progress from an educational perspective while completing my Doctoral degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus.  This site will include my on-going research efforts in the areas of IT that I’m focused upon including increasing acceptance of cyber security controls, increasing awareness of information technology in general, and retention of varying subsets of the workforce. 

Thank you for visiting!


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