About Our Authors
Technical Writer - Security Intelligence
Aaron Perkins is a US Army veteran, serving for over 8 years as an Intelligence Analyst, deploying twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Aaron is now a Technical Writer for Security Intelligence, utilizing his deep and thorough knowledge of the intelligence process to gather information, identify threats and provide recommendations for threat mitigation.
A techie by nature, Aaron enjoys keeping up with all the latest trends in consumer technology. When he is not chest-deep in the discovery and analysis of the latest cyber security threats, Aaron enjoys singing and playing music, serving others at his church and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.
Senior Security Architect
Adam Marlowe is a United States Navy veteran with over 15 years experience in the Information Technology field. Adam holds multiple professional certifications including Sec+, GCIH, BCCPA and PCI ASV. He has worked in several roles during his career, including Cryptologic Technician, Network Engineer, Intrusion Analyst and Security Engineer.
Currently, as a Senior Security Architect at Solutionary, Adam is responsible for developing multi-phased customer facing designs and solutions from strategy to implementation for network and security-related projects. He also assists with policy development and infrastructure recommendations based on experience, industry standards and best practices.
When not at work, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, college football, baseball and being outdoors.
Incident Response Analyst
Bernie's IT career started at Solutionary eight years ago as an information security analyst in the Security Operations Center (SOC), where he earned his Security+ certification. Currently he is an incident response analyst on the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT).
When not working, Bernie enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and going to the movies. He also enjoys following Nebraska Cornhusker football in the fall, UNO Maverick hockey in the winter, Omaha Storm Chaser baseball in the spring, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. throughout the NASCAR season. Other hobbies include watching Doctor Who; video gaming on the Xbox 360; reading mostly Stephen King, Marvel comic books, mysteries, and psychological thrillers; solving logic problems and brain teasers; collecting Hot Wheels. His house resembles a zoo with the menagerie of pets: a dog, a tree frog, a hamster, a leopard gecko, and two green anoles.
Technical Content Manager
Bob Bybee has worked for Solutionary since 2011. He received his BSEE from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgia State University. Bob’s career has been heavily involved in the IT field. He developed telecommunications hardware and software for many years, including a version of TCP/IP in 1986 when the internet was in its infancy. More recently he taught computers and information security courses for a large technical college.
When he’s not writing documentation or producing video content for Solutionary, Bob enjoys music, photography, travel, and herding his cats.
Regional Technical Manager
Brandon Louder has been in the IT industry since 1999, focusing primarily on information security. He holds four degrees in the field of IT and most notably a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Dakota State University, which is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additionally, Brandon holds the CISSP as well as the ISSAP security architecture concentration from (ISC)2.
In past roles, Brandon worked as a security architect for a federal agency as well as consulted on matters of information security and big data analytics to several defense contractors, civilian government agencies, healthcare organizations as well as private and public companies with varying regulatory and compliance needs.
When not working, Brandon enjoys spending his time outdoors. You can frequently find him in the mountains of Colorado hiking, biking or snowboarding.
Brent's professional experience includes enterprise security assessments, social engineering, wireless and penetration testing. As a contributor to the Professional Security Services team, he specializes in social engineering, application and Red Team assessments.
Previously he held positions of Web Project Manager and Director of IT Security within a global franchise company. In addition to his responsibilities at NTT Security, he is a speaker at industry-related conferences, including Defcon and ISSA International.
Information Security Engineer
Bryan Pasquale began his IT career as a Systems Administrator shortly after completing his Masters of Business Administration (specializing in Information Systems) in 2007. Always having the belief that both networks and data need to be secure, he joined Solutionary as an Information Security Analyst in 2012. Presently, he works for the Solutionary ActiveGuard® Engineering team as an Information Security Engineer. Bryan holds the GIAC Security Essentials certification.
In his free time, Bryan is a self-proclaimed aficionado of vintage comic books, and a die-hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan. If there is a comics or pop-culture convention in town (and sometimes out of town), you can usually find Bryan there conversing with other comic collectors and dealers.
Senior Security Architect
Bryan Pluta is a University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate and has over 10 years experience working in the computer security field. Bryan holds multiple professional certificates and has a weird obsession for looking at packets. He has worked in multiple roles throughout his career, including Intrusion Analyst, Security Engineer and Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager.
When he's not at work Bryan enjoys watching college football and basketball, hitting the gym and working on projects at home. He is an audio/video aficionado and enjoys setting up home theaters and audio systems.
Threat Intelligence Team Lead
Chad Kahl is the Threat Intelligence Team Lead on the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) and holds A+, VCA-DCV and Security+ certifications. He is passionate about finding new opportunities to learn and is constantly on the lookout for new information. At the moment, that includes learning Python and studying logic and pinout diagrams for a super secret hardware project.
In his free time, Chad enjoys taking things apart (mainly tech related) and putting them back together to see how they work. Chad also loves spending time outside with his wife and son: camping, biking, rock climbing and playing tournament paintball. He also may or may not be a more than a little obsessed with Batman.
Research Analyst I
Cherine is a member of the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). Her expertise is in cyberthreat intelligence, including deep dive research into global current indicators, incidents for events forecasting and cyberthreat actor profiling. She holds two MS degrees in Intelligence Analysis and Security Studies, and Information Assurance.
A gypsy at heart, her personal motto is "all who wander are not lost." Road tripping with her family to parts unseen is a favorite pastime, particularly any place she can smell the salt air or camp on the side of a mountain under a starry sky. She is an avid reader, loves classic rock music and is a Star Trek/sci-fi freak. Currently, she and her husband are initiating their sons into the ways of The Force.
Director of Threat and Vulnerability Analysis
Chris Camejo has more than 17 years of security experience, and has been with NTT Security (formally with NTT Com Security) for over 14 years with experience in the Security Operation Center, developing and supporting a managed email security service, and implementing security solutions before moving on to start the US ethical hacking team and GRC practice. He has coordinated and conducted numerous large-scale, multi-discipline penetration tests and PCI assessments for NTT Security global clients.
As part of the NTT Security threat intelligence capabilities, Chris follows the latest tactics and techniques of attackers, coordinates NTT Security vulnerability identification and disclosure activities, and helps educate NTT Security clients and the public on how to address strategic information security risks. Chris has presented at Computerworld Expo, InfoSec World, the ISSA Conference, and at United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force meetings. He has also assisted with a presentation at Black Hat Briefings USA. His commentary has been featured in television and print information security news, including CBS Evening News, NBC News, CNN Money, USA Today, CSO Magazine, Secure Computing Magazine, Network Computing Magazine, and CRN.
Threat Analyst I
Chris is a member of the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) whom specializes in Threat Intelligence and is Security+ certified. He has over 15 years of IT experience and comes from a background with focus to Cyber Security and Forensics. Previously he was the Team Lead for the Solutionary SOC. There he played a key role ensuring security events had been properly analyzed and delivered to clients.
When he isn’t looking for what the baddies have been up to he enjoys catching the latest flick or revisiting the old classics. But he isn’t your typing IT nerd he also enjoys white water rafting or rally racing his 2015 Subaru STI. He is currently enjoying the experience of teaching his 2 year old daughter how to read.
Sr. Security Strategist
Court's focus at Solutionary is on product development of the company's managed service offerings. Using his 10+ years of experience in networking technology and security, Court addresses topics like vulnerability scanning, security monitoring, and the consulting/penetration testing skill set in his blog posts.
Court is a self-professed rabid college sports fan - basketball, football, hockey - he loves it all! When he's not spending time with his family, his favorite activity is "destroying" himself on either his road bike or his mountain bike.
Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst
Danika spent 14 years in the US Government/Military Intelligence Community, including four years in the U.S. Air Force and five years as a “hybrid” Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst/Network Log Analyst at NORAD-US Northern Command. In case you’re wondering – yes, she is still in the habit of tracking Santa each year! In October 2015, Danika made the leap into the private sector and joined Solutionary as the Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst on the newly-formed Threat Intelligence Communications Team.
Living at 9,400 feet above sea level, Danika is a die-hard outdoors gal and loves taking in all that Colorado has to offer with her better half. She’s been told she may be a bit TOO obsessed with her mountain bike and skis, but doesn’t think that’s possible.
Senior Incident Response Analyst
David Biser has spent over 20 years as a law enforcement officer, investigating cybercrime cases and a host of other bad things. David built the first forensic lab in western Maryland and supervised it for over 10 years. He also conducted several penetration tests and assisted clients with network security as a private business owner for over a year before being hired by Solutionary. He assists a local community college with network security courses and has helped them start a cybersecurity program. He is an avid reader, sportsman and security enthusiast. David currently holds the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, IACRB’s Certified Penetration Tester and Certified Computer Forensic Examiner certifications.
Information Security Manager
Derek Weakley has been with Solutionary since 2009 and held titles such as information security analyst, systems engineer, and his current role, information security manager. Derek received his AS - Computer Network Systems from ITT Technical Institute and BS from Bellevue University in Computer Information Systems - Information Security. Derek is passionate about helping to create effective security that meets security initiatives – while still providing a usable and efficient system.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys cooking, carpentry and fine woodworking along with every other DIY craft known to man. His most recent projects include a tambour door wine gift box and a hickory/mahogany sleigh bed. Derek also recently tested his skills with cake baking (inspired by his upcoming wedding), but decided to leave that to the professionals.
Director of Product Marketing
Don Gray has been around ICT security long enough to know that while; "Security is like quantum mechanics - as soon as you measure it, it changes.", he also knows that organizations tend to face the same challenges over and over again. Scarcity of skilled resources, gaining executive support for initiatives, and receiving the value expected from security investments seem to be constants over the last 15 years.
In his blog posts, Don aims to promote transparency and understanding for CISOs and security managers regarding how we at NTT Security can solve their security challenges and our approach to working with them to build lasting, integrated security processes and programs.
In his spare time, he enjoys practicing his skills on the rifle range and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Regional Technical Manager
Doug is a member of the Solutionary pre-sales engineering team. As the technical lead on the account team, he is responsible for all technical aspects of the solution design. Doug insures that Solutionary services meet the client's information security, compliance, and business objectives. Doug will tap into his experiences in the "pre-sales security trenches" to focus his blog on information and data security challenges that the client faces on a daily basis.
When Doug is not helping clients solve information security initiatives, he is playing electric guitars in a rock band, taking long rides on his BMW motorcycle, or shooting his Glock 19 pistol at the firing range.
Research Analyst II
Jacob Faires is a research analyst with the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). Jacob specializes in the areas of malware analysis, reverse engineering and threat countermeasures.
In his free time, Jacob likes to spend time rock climbing, skydiving and spending time outdoors in general. His philosophy is if you don't get scared on your day off, you didn't have a very fun day.
Senior Solutions Architect
Jeremy began working in information technology over ten years ago while completing his Bachelor's in Information Systems Security. After some network consulting work, he moved to security full time and joined Solutionary as an analyst. Jeremy progressed from analyst to the Information Security Engineering team, working from engineer to engineering team lead to senior engineer. More recently Jeremy has transitioned to Senior Solutions Architect, a research and development role which allows him to help complete the realization of roadmap initiatives and special projects related to the ActiveGuard platform.
Jeremy takes the term fanatic to the next level. A fan of anything considered sports, he spends his free time watching football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and anything in between. Rock Chalk and Go Cowboys!
Senior Research Analyst
Jeremy Scott is a research analyst with the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). Jeremy currently holds several industry certifications and specializes in malware analysis, reverse engineering, and threat intelligence.
When Jeremy isn't in front of the computer, he enjoys spending time with his family and going to the gym. He has also found a new love for competing in obstacle courses like the Warrior Dash, which makes getting out from in front of the computer once in a while more important.
Senior Incident Response Analyst
John Meyers is a Senior Incident Response Analyst with the NTT Security Critical Incident Response team. He holds as associate degree in Computer Information Systems and multiple certifications including GCIH and GCFE. He has over 20 years’ experience working in a corporate environment and 5 years’ experience in the computer security incident response field and had worked on a wide range of cases in his career. His current role includes incident response management, digital forensics, and training client computer security team on incident response.
Incident Response Analyst
John Moran is a member of the Solutionary Incident Response Team. In this role, John assists Solutionary clients in developing and testing their incident response plans, as well as performing incident response.
Before joining Solutionary, John worked in information technology and law enforcement, most recently with the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. John has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations from Champlain College as well as a Master of Science Degree in Information Assurance from Dakota State University. John holds many industry recognized certifications, including EnCase Certified Examiner, AccessData Certified Examiner, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, Computer Forensic Certified Examiner (IACIS), and CompTIA Security+.
When not working with Solutionary, John continues to work in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff. John also enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Senior Security Strategist
In his posts, Jon will discuss "practical security." In other words, he'll be taking a look at common sense within the realm of IT security, practical security measures, security measurement (ROI, effectiveness) and security awareness and education.
When Jon isn't contemplating common sense and practicality in security measures, he enjoys playing video games and collecting comic books (he's accumulated more than 12,000 since he started collecting in 1966) and swords. His collection includes several museum pieces - a Samurai Daisho (Katana, Wakizashi, and Tanto set, genuine folded steel with 1024 layers) and a 16th century Italian rapier. Jon is also a wealth of information (and an asset to any Trivial Pursuit team) with knowledge that includes the airspeed of a fully laden swallow!
My blog posts will focus on Internal Penetration Tests, External Penetration Tests, Vulnerability Management, Application Assessments and Vulnerability Research.
Fun facts about me: I love cold pizza and the Dallas cowboys, which are both bad for my heart. I enjoy playing basketball, rock shows, reading underground security E-zines and drinking beers with my friends.
Justin Miller has worked with NTT Security for a little over a year in the Security Operations Center. Justin is a US Army veteran, who served nearly ten years as an Information Systems Technician, deploying once to Iraq. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Bellevue University and is currently working on his Master of Science in Cybersecurity. He also volunteers with a cybersecurity program to mentor undergraduates studying in the cybersecurity field. Justin holds the Security+ certification.
When Justin isn’t obsessing over Doctor Who, Marvel, the Buckeyes, or whatever mobile game that currently has a hold on his addictive personality, he loves reading science fiction and fantasy novels and hanging out with his dogs and his daughter.
Information Security Engineer
Krystal has been with Solutionary for over six years. Her career began in the Security Operations Center where she was promoted to Senior Information Security Analyst. In the SOC, Krystal was responsible for writing processes and documentation for communicating with internal and external clients. In 2014, Krystal joined the Information Security Engineering Team where she really enjoys working directly with her clients on tuning, creating custom alerts and identifying new threats within their environments. Krystal holds the Security+ and GSEC certifications.
Outside of work, Krystal enjoys racing her 2013 Mustang GT, listening to music and playing with her seven-year-old miniature dachshund, Kiley.
Lead Information Security Engineer
Kyle started at Solutionary as a Security Analyst in the Security Operations Center in December 2011 and was quickly promoted to an Information Security Engineer. In this new role, he completed the GSEC certification, was promoted to Lead Information Security Engineer in August 2014 and currently is working towards a GCIA certification.
When Kyle is not working or hunting for hackers online, he enjoy projects around the house, working in his garage on his latest wood working project, or attending beer and scotch tastings with friends.
Security Operations Center - Projects Lead
Loren Paquette is currently the Security Operations Center (SOC) Projects Lead. Coming to Solutionary in 2009, he worked his way up from an analyst, including training and documentation, to supervisory roles with in our SOC. Loren currently holds the Security+ from CompTIA and the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) from SANS and previously was a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). He has also obtained the Dale Carnegie Skills for Success certificate and works to embrace those principles every day.
Loren’s blogging goal: To make a difference. Writing a blog from inside the depths of the SOC, gives Loren insight into current industry security pains. He hopes to bring this knowledge to his blogs to help not only clients, but other organizations better themselves and their security.
When the work day is done, Loren gets out in the community and gives back, enjoys culture and events. Let's not forget supporting the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Their return to national prominence is coming soon!
Regional Chief Information Security Officer – Americas
Matt Ireland has been in the IT industry since the early 90’s. His path to CISO started at a regional bank doing workstation and network support. He then transitioned to a global manufacturing company supporting enterprise messaging, servers, networks and firewalls. In 2001, Matt started the security operations team for an application service provider for banks and credit unions. Most recently, he was responsible for major incident and problem management for a Midwest health insurance company.
Matt brings a unique perspective to the NTT Security leadership team; he was an NTT Security (US) (formerly Solutionary) client for more than 5 years during his tenure as a Director of Security Operations. Matt brings more than 20 years of relevant industry experience to his new role at NTT Security (US) as Regional Chief Information Security Officer – Americas. In this role, he is responsible for driving security strategy, enhancing and forging new customer relationships, and bolstering internal security policies and processes for the Americas region.
Matt is also very committed to giving back to the community. He has volunteered for almost 25 years in the emergency management Fire/EMS Service, and is a certified Reserve Peace Officer in Iowa, volunteering as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Dallas County (Iowa). As a father of three children, he loves spending time with his daughter and two sons. Also, as an Eagle Scout, Matt volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.
Before working at Solutionary, Melinda contracted with the Department of Homeland Security in the cybersecurity division. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in International Relations and History. She enjoys being active with the alumni association and visiting UD every chance she gets. Go Blue Hens!
In her free time Melinda enjoys cooking and reading on her kindle. Traveling the world is a passion. She’s been sighted in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland, and Argentina to name a few.
Senior Security Consultant
Michael Born is a Senior Security Consultant at NTT Security. Michael is responsible for the Application Security Assessment methodology used by NTT Security's Professional Security Services group. He holds the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH v.7) certifications.
When not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, serving at his church, programming in Python and C, and increasing his knowledge in penetration testing techniques. He also spends his free time speaking and teaching on various security topics, and participates in several local chapters of major security organizations. In 2014, Michael joined the Omaha/Lincoln Chapter of OWASP as a Chapter Co-Leader and served in that role for 2 years. In 2015, Michael co-taught a Python programming class for Application Security Assessments at the OWASP AppSec USA conference and again at AppSec Europe 2016.
Michelle Johnston has an MBA with an emphasis in MIS from Bellevue University and currently holds several industry certifications. Michelle specializes in health care assessments and actually likes developing and reviewing information security policy and procedures.
When she’s not helping clients assess their security posture, Michelle enjoys working out, traveling to warm climates, reading and spending time with her family.
CTO and Regional COO, US
As Chief Technology Officer of NTT Security, Mike Hrabik oversees technology methodologies globally. He is also the NTT Security US Regional Chief Operating Officer. Mike was a co-founder of Solutionary and most recently held the position of President and Chief Technology Officer. He was the principal architect for the patented ActiveGuard® platform and Security Operations Centers (SOCs). With over 25 years’ high-level experience in technology services organizations, Mike is highly-experienced in helping organizations develop strategies for cyber resilience.
Research Analyst II
Ramece is a research analyst with the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). Ramece focuses on the areas of malware analysis, reverse engineering and packet analysis.
When not at work, Ramece enjoys photography, cooking, reading and catching up on his javelin catching. He has a seemingly endless cache of useless facts and bad jokes (please, don’t get him started). Ramece found his way into IT Security after watching the movie “Hackers”. Fascinated with the pretty lights that occur during hacking, he decided to learn everything he could. After discovering there are no pretty lights in hacking, and that it takes longer then 30 seconds to crack 1024 bit encryption, he intends to keep learning.
Director, Security Research and Strategy
Rob is the Director of Security Research and Strategy for the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). In his role, Rob and his team are continually focused on identifying how security research and threat intelligence can be enrich the capabilities of the ActiveGuard® platform.
In addition to his research and intelligence focus, Rob works with existing clients to help define both tactical and strategic roadmaps helping them reach their security goals and grow their businesses with security in mind. Rob also focuses on continuing to build strong relationships with other security researchers and leaders as part of the extended NTT Group family of operating companies.
In Rob's spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, son and daughter. He also enjoys playing guitar and spends way too much time at local music stores. He aspires to someday “get the band back together” and create a Solutionary “Thin Lizzy Tribute Band.”
Robert started his IT career as a Network Administrator nine years ago when he earned his Bachelor's in Information Systems Security. Security is one of his passions and he has progressed through his career focusing on that. He has a Security+ certification in his current position as an ActiveGuard® Security Engineer on the Information Security Engineering Team (ISET).
When he is not busy stopping 'the bad guys', he loves spending time with his wife and two children. Halloween is his family's favorite holiday and that was reflected in his recent wedding at the Joslyn Castle in September 2013. He is an avid Miami Dolphins fan but when he is not watching a game he enjoys comics, movies and video games.
Director Information Security Engineering
Sherry Cummins has more than 30 years of experience with various aspects of information technology and security in the defense, healthcare, education and finance industries. Since obtaining her first security certification in 2002, she has focused on information security architecture and specializes in network forensics, intrusion detection techniques, incident response and threat intelligence.
In her free time, Sherry enjoys a variety of interests including racquetball, water sports, working out, cooking, quilting, reading, and spending time with her husband, children, and four cats. In 2007, after recognizing the quilting/cats connection to the “crazy cat lady” stereotype, she bought a Mustang GT and went back to school to add certified personal trainer to her long list of certifications.
Her interest in security allows her to work, research and, with the help of her security-student son, engage in family activities such as setting up honeypots, testing forensic tools and toying with the guys alleging to be from “Microsoft” to tell us our computers are infected.
Manager Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Services
Susan Carter currently holds several industry certifications and specializes in incident handling coordination and computer forensics. She came to Solutionary after a two-decade stint working with a contractor for the Department of Energy.
Susan is a mud running, scuba diving, gun loving grandma that has a special interest in personal and computer security. When she’s not hiking, biking, swimming or working, she loves nothing more than spending the day playing with her grandchildren.
Threat Intelligence Analyst
Terrance DeJesus joined Solutionary as an Information Security Analyst during his Internship program at Pittsburgh Technical Institute and is now a dedicated Threat Intelligence Analyst on the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). With a deep interest in taking scrambled puzzle pieces and developing them into actionable information, Terrance continues to broaden his knowledge, skills and abilities in packet and log analysis, Python and strategic threat intelligence. He holds the CompTIA Security + certification.
Would you be surprised to know that as a techie, Terrance enjoys training and competing in powerlifting and strongman competitions? Additionally, Terrance enjoys bringing out his inner child with his one-year-old son, 90's hip-hop, continuous learning, self-development and red-team/blue-team exercises.
With over 10 years of information security experience, Tim has held security and management roles across multiple industries including healthcare, government, retail, education and manufacturing.
He is a contributor to the Professional Security Services team where he keeps busy with enterprise security and application assessments, wireless testing, security architecture reviews and social engineering. He uses his white-hat hacker skills to test organizations' defenses through Red Team assessments.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Tim shares his security knowledge as a speaker at various conferences, including Defcon and ISSA International.
Regional Technical Manager
Vance Baker has more than two decades of experience in a variety of information protection disciplines, including content inspection, identity management, communications encryption and operational security of complex environments. His commercial and military experience includes a rich variety of senior executive assignments which include strategic planning, governance/compliance program implementation, managed security services and business continuity planning. Currently, Vance is a Regional Technical Manager at Solutionary. He has achieved the Cisco Certified Network Professional and various vendor identity management certifications.
As a twenty year Tampa area resident, Vance finds enjoyment in the many attractions of the local community. He finds relaxation in gardening, home improvement and reading a good novel on occasion.
Will joined Solutionary as a Security Consultant in early 2013. Previously, he held security consulting positions with Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Will has been a pentester for over seven years, and is responsible for the external and internal security assessment methodology used by the Professional Security Services team.
When not working, Will is actively involved in the local DefCon chapter in Chico, California (DC530) and spends time on security research. Before joining the private sector, Will served in the United States Marine Corps as a cryptographer and rifle/pistol coach.
Information Security Engineer
Zach is an Information Security Engineer who joined Solutionary in mid-2015. His responsibilities include advising clients on how to integrate Solutionary services into their environments and working with clients to create actionable detection and alerting based on identified trends and threats. Before joining Solutionary, he mixed 8 years of experience between engineering, incident response and being a student in higher education environments before moving to the private sector. He currently holds a GCFE forensics certification and previously trained for CCNA and MCSE certifications.
Outside of work, Zach is an active member in his local information security community. Beyond security, some of his interests include craft beer and home brewing, cooking, hunting, fishing, gaming and participating in the technology culture as a whole.