Mike Hurley


About Me

About Me

I joined Niagara College in 2015 as a member of the Information Technology Services department. My work with Niagara College has taken me to Saudi Arabia, where I worked with colleagues from Niagara College’s International department to establish the Niagara College-KSA Ta’if, Mecca, Majmaah, and Al-Hasa campuses.

After earning a Computer Systems Technician – Network and Cloud Technologies diploma from Niagara College, I endeavour to continue learning new skills to strengthen my extensive list of professional certifications. I also contribute to the development, testing, and support of several Open Source projects.

In my free time, I enjoy contributing to Open Source Software projects, photography and traveling off the beaten path.

FreePBX Screenshot

Asterisk Phone System

Using Open-Source Software and inexpensive phones reduced costs and increased reliability, while adding additional features.

NVR Screenshot

IP Camera/NVR Project

Utilizing Free & Open-Source Software this project provides 24-hour video surveilance and object detection as part of a complete security system.

Content Filter Screenshot

Content Filtering with Squidguard & pfSense

This project involved creating a simple web interface for viewing sites blocked by our content filter, as well as providing a simple way for users to report incorrectly blocked sites for approval.


Cisco networking and IP telephony
Axis IP cameras & management software
Open-source software (pfSense, FOG, Asterisk, etc.)
Extron A/V equipment
VMware ESXi

Certifcations and Training

Extron XTP Systems Design Engineer
Extron Control Professional
Extron Control Specialist - MediaLink
Extron ProDSP Specialist
Extron A/V Associate
Dante Certification (Level 1, 2, & 3)

Fortinet NSE 1 - Network Security Associate
Fortinet NSE 2 - Network Security Associate
CompTIA Cloud+ Essentials
CompTIA A+ IT Technician

Standard First Aid – CPR & AED HCP
Working at Heights
Aerial Boom Lift & Aerial Work Platform Operator Certificate


St. Catharines, ON