Cyber Security Officer


The world changes quickly and Cyber Security reflects that. The organizations that I’ve been fortunate enough to work with have one common quality. They have all been key players in delivering that change.
In partnering with clients my focus is on how I can be of service to them to better understand and help them thrive on the opportunities brought about by change. Cyber Security doesn’t have to be a disruptive force. Rather, it can be a bulwark against unnecessary disruption. By protecting the business, my goal is to help enable the mission of those I serve.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategic and Operational Management
  • Leadership and Development of Technical Teams
  • Security Operations Center Management
  • Security Systems Management
  • NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Continuous Monitoring, ATO, A&A Processes
  • Budgetary and Fiscal Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Portfolio Management

Professional Experience

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer / Founder
Cyber Foundry, Falls Church VA
2017 to present

Cyber Foundry is a consulting company with the single objective of helping our clients manage their cyber security risk. Unmitigated risk can lead to business disruptions. Our approach to partnering with our clients focuses on understanding their environment and help craft solutions that protect them from this kind of threat. With 30+ years working across academic, financial, healthcare, government and technology sectors, we have the team that can protect your company.

  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer
  • Risk Management and Remediation
  • Strategic Planning and Program Management
  • Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Post Incident Response and Remediation

Director / Detection, Response, and Forensics
New York University, New York NY

Founded in 1831, NYU is the largest private university in the United States. As Director, my role reported to the Global CISO and was responsible for their New York City Security Operations Center (DRF) team. The operational focus was on standardizing SOC operations and implementing tools based on the MITRE ATT&CK framework.

  • Team development and leadership
  • Program management across schools, divisions, campuses
  • Security Operations Center development and management
  • Global Incident Response and Forensic management
  • Large scale global operations with 22 campuses, 50,000+ students and 100,000+ devices

CISO / Cyber Security Sector Manager
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington MA
2018 to 2020

Founded in 1951, MIT Lincoln Lab incubated critical technological advances including the first digital computers. With a $1bn annual budget, the lab develops technology in service to the US Federal Government. My role was to manage all aspects of their Cyber Security program, protecting both Unclassified and Classified environments. Because the lab already has a strong security-centric culture, my role was to provide a mission-critical service to the community which would both enable and protect their work.

  • Team development and leadership
  • Research and development of emerging cybersecurity capabilities
  • Security Operations Center development and management
  • Incident Response and Forensics

CISO / Principal Security Strategist
eSentire, Waterloo Ontario
2016 to 2018

Developed a portfolio of advisory services designed to help clients evaluate their security posture and implement pragmatic steps to ensure compliance and increased protection against cyber security threats. Developed strong relationships with executives to create a healthy security posture and ingrain security principles into their business model and mission.

  • Team Development and Leadership
  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer to Small / Medium Businesses
  • Small / Medium Business Development

CISO / Enterprise Architect
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (EDS), Plano TX
2003 to 2016

Served multiple roles as an Enterprise Architect for the US Navy and Marine Corps Intranet and as a CISO for private sector clients. Key role in multiple government procurements, including $6bn DHS CDM and the first FedRAMP Cloud offering.

  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Large Government Contracts / Government Procurement

Consultant / Microsoft, Redmond WA / 1999 to 2003
Manager / Winchester Hospital, Winchester MA / 1998 to 1999
Sr. Consultant / NEMC (Tufts Medical Center), Boston MA / 1996 to 1998
Sr. Consultant / Saint Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids MI / 1993 to 1996


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Education & Certification

University of Texas at Dallas / 2011

MS, Information Technology (Security)
Capella University / 2008

BS, Computer Information Systems
Excelsior College / 2006

(ISC)2 CISSP #29867
ISACA CISM #1014442
ISACA CRISC #1004569
Microsoft MCSE / MCITP #1793697
AWS CCP #AWS01783372

Honors & Membership

Mensa International High IQ Society
Lifetime Member (2000)


DoD Top-Secret SSBI
2003 to 2022


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