I am passionate about protecting others, improving the state of cybersecurity so that it does not negatively impact people's lives or society at large. Working at the intersection of technology, people, security, and important social issues is a big motivator for me.
Throughout my career I've had the honor of building and leading the security and compliance program at SourceClear as their Chief Security Officer, helping them through their acquisition by Veracode. Prior to that I worked with Nuna as Director of Trust, where I built a team from scratch to 13 people that protected over 80 million healthcare records across our 3 different business lines. Prior to joining Nuna, I was a Principal with Cigital where I engaged with many strategic clients and founded the red team practice.
I recently founded Hack Your Cyber Career to try to scale the development of soft skills for people working in or trying to break into cyber security. I don't believe that our industry is ever going to catch up to the risks we face if we don't start to approach things differently and I believe to effectively do that we need to step back and focus on diversity, leadership, and creative problem solving. Please check it out and if you have any feedback at all, reach out and let me know!
I'm currently living in the Washington DC Metro area with my wife, son, and two German Shepherds.