EDUCATION

MS - Cyber Security, with distinction, May 2018, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

BBA - Management Information Systems, Aug 1996, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computer Science Education
  • Network Security
  • Hospitality
  • Food Systems, Nutrition, & Safety

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity, June 2017 - Present

John Brown University, College of Engineering - Siloam Springs, AR

  • Facilitator for multiple sections of Cybersecurity Foundations, Legal Issues and Ethics, Network Security, and Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity.
  • Developed online courses including recorded lectures, labs, and assignments.
  • Courses designed to easily adapt to current industry trends and current events.
  • Created and utilize assessments to measure student learning and outcomes.
  • Created courses including Cybersecurity Foundations, Legal Issues and Ethics, Network Security, IT Risk Management, Security Policies and Privacy, Ethical Hacking, Advanced Topics, Digital Forensics, Capstone PRoject, Web Application Security, Block Chain Fundamentals, Malware Analysis, Secure Software Design

Teacher, Computer Science, September 2017 - May 2018

Life Way Christian School, High School - Centerton, AR

  • Teach high school computer science course to raise interest in the science.
  • Instruct in AP Computer Science Principles, Introduction to CS using Python, and custom Advanced CS using Python.
  • Create assessments and projects when curricula are lacking.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

John Brown University - Program Director, June 2017 - Present, Siloam Springs, AR

Lead JBU cybersecurity graduate program initiative in educating students to earn a Master of Science in Cybersecurity. As director, time is spent in ongoing research of the cybersecurity field, course development, regular course and lab updates, continuous teaching and evaluation, and program marketing and recruiting.

  • Establish program framework for optimal student impact.
  • Develop courses aligning with NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense program.
  • Create and design practical hands-on labs immediately usable in real-world scenarios.
  • Provide Christian worldview in advising and teaching capacities.
  • Manage, train, and support professors.
  • Advance the program through marketing, recruiting, and networking with business executives.
  • Oversee ongoing classes to evaluate teaching and student experience.

Bioinformatix - CTO and Cofounder, April 2016 - Present, Boston, MA

Provide both strategic and operational oversight over all the Bioinformatix technologies. This includes setting technology strategies, and assisting in daily operations and development efforts which are closely tied together. Bioinformatix IT is an Agile DevOps group that tightly integrates development and operations. The product release cycle is base on continuous delivery/integration (CD/CI) models with multiple product releases per day. Using modern programming development frameworks, centralized configuration management, and immutable container technologies the services scales rapidly and deploys seamlessly across numerous cloud providers. We comply and exceed most US HIPAA regulations by tokenizing patient data, encrypting all personally identifiable information at-rest and in-transit, and tightly control access to protected health information (PHI).

  • Advanced a conceptual idea through the software development process into a full product solving complex medication adherence problems.
  • Architected network and its requirements to provide highly available and secure SaaS product.
  • Established continuous delivery processes to allow for multiple software releases per day improving customer experiences.
  • Oversee ongoing software design and development translating business requirements into development tasks.
  • Operational oversight and management of LEMP stack serving customers.

Cadenrock Consulting LLC - Managing Partner, June 2005 - Present, Siloam Springs, AR

Started and operate small business to continue technical consulting practice while allowing flexibility in scheduling. Expanded web programming skills to include modern frameworks for mobile devices. Provide ongoing services for companies with limited internal technology staff.

  • Streamline IT operations for multiple customers cutting IT overhead.
  • Solve complex business problems reducing employee time and eliminating mistakes.
  • Develop software products from concept, design, programming, testing, and release.
  • Actively use Python, PHP, MySQL, Linux and other technologies as projects dictate.
  • Use latest DevOps strategies to improve software revision consistency and rollout.
  • Lead network vulnerability assessments in multiple verticals (Banking, Education, Energy, Healthcare, State governments).
  • Lead web application penetration testing based on OWASP top 10 standards.
  • Evaluate and validate new vulnerabilities discovered by 3rd party consultants.
  • Establish configuration management standards to secure infrastructures.

DNS Park, LLC - President/Founder, March 2000 - October 2015, Houston, TX

Conceive, develop, and launch online service improving the efficiency and ease of managing DNS services. Manage day-to-day operations, employees, and ongoing development.

  • Establish processes improving customer satisfaction and overall retention.
  • Grew revenue from $0 to over $180k organically without capital in 5 years.
  • Profitable business acquired in 2015.
  • Responsible for online support ensuring all customer requests were handled promptly.
  • Create online marketing campaigns to drive new business to the technology service.
  • Operational analysis and monitoring of global infrastructure.
  • Designed and architected customer experience using a LEMP stack.
  • Architected network infrastructure to run the DNS backend and customer-facing frontend.
  • Finances: profit/loss, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable.

Accudata Systems, Inc. - Security Consultant, August 2001 - June 2005, Houston, TX

Hand-picked to grow security infrastructure services specifically in firewall design. Began the vulnerability assessment practice and implemented custom metrics evaluating vulnerability severity.

  • Establish company processes and procedures for various security assessments improving consultant effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Design and develop documentation tool to reduce document creation time by over 50% and make deliverables uniform across all consultants.
  • Lead network security assessments and penetration testing to help improve customer security postures in multiple verticals (Banking, Education, Energy, Healthcare).
  • Network infrastructure design and implementation of firewalls, IDS/IDP, and SIEM solutions.
  • Perform audits and assessments to evaluate compliance with federal and/or industry regulations (PCI, HIPAA, SOX).
  • Lead web application penetration testing based on OWASP top 10 standards.
  • Apply current best practices to secure network infrastructures and create secure applications to guard against data loss and unnecessary business risk.

ThruPoint, Inc. - Senior Security Consultant, February 2000 - July 2001, Houston, TX

  • Improve banking and energy customers security through comprehensive vulnerability assessments and penetration testing services.
  • Architect company first gigabit-speed fault tolerant firewall infrastructure for internet service provider creating greater security and availability.
  • Evaluate and test emerging security products and operational capacities.

Reliant Energy - Security Analyst, September 1999- February 2000, Houston, TX

  • Architect, implement, and manage fault tolerant security infrastructure allowing for substantial business growth.
  • Install key systems to improve online business availability and employee remote access improving business efficiency.

Schlumberger Omnes - Element Manager, April 1997 - May 1999, Houston, TX

  • Primary firewall manager for the Schlumberger global network.
  • Architect and build company's first redundant firewall network maximizing uptime with 3rd party vendors.
  • Improve network security and availability to business partners for data acquisition.
  • Evaluate and procure technology resources for operational capacity while limiting costs.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Graduate Council, August 2018 - July 2019

John Brown University - Siloam Springs, AR

  • Responsible for the establishment of academic standards and policies affecting all graduate programs.

Graduate School Admissions Committee, August 2018 - Present

John Brown University - Siloam Springs, AR

  • Act on student applications for admissions to graduate programs when referred to the committee by the department head or the graduate dean.

PRESENTATIONS

Family Electronics Education, First Baptist Church Centerton, Centerton, AR. February 2018

Healthcare and Cybersecurity, Startup Festival 2017, Seoul, S. Korea. December 2017

CERTIFICATIONS

ServSafe Food Protection Manager, December 2018 - Present

National Restaurant Association, ID #17235960

Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Dec 2000 - Dec 2010

(ISC)2, ID #21986