I help people and organizations understand complex technology and cybersecurity challenges and have the privilege of helping small business owners, fortune 500 CXOs, or Generals in the U.S. military. I’ve been given a knack for taking complex technical challenges and breaking them down so they are easily understood in order to gain stakeholder buy-in and achieve mission critical priorities. This ability has also proven helpful when explaining complicated technical matters to juries, judges, and others as an expert witness.
I have always enjoyed helping people. I spent 8 years as a firefighter/EMT, 11 years as a law enforcement officer, 5 years in national security, and now in private business supporting the government and businesses with technology and cybersecurity. Being able to help people by reducing their risk and implement secure technology solutions, understand what happened on a digital device, or bring light to an investigation are things I thoroughly enjoy doing.
I am blessed to have had so many unique opportunities that have given me experience that my clients find valuable. I’ve been the commander of an FBI cybercrimes task force, the director of an ASCLD/LAB accredited digital forensics lab, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a national security program within the United States nuclear weapons enterprise, and an Executive Partner at Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company.
Often sought after to help clients with security and risk management initiatives, I get the opportunity to talk with people around the world. My facilitation, consulting, and presenting skills have been recognized as exceptional, resulting in frequent presentations and workshops for global clients and I have over 600 hours clocked as a presenter on cybersecurity topics.
Nothing beats real-world experience, but formal education is important too. That is why I have my Master of Science Degree in Information Security Assurance, over 2050 hours of training, and obtained the following certifications: CAWFE, CEH, CFCE, CHFI, CISSP, CNDA, DFCP, GCFA, GCIA, and GSEC.
While I enjoy my work very much, the most important things to me are my faith and my family. I have been blessed to be married to my wife for the past 20 years and we have two beautiful daughters.
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