Cyber Warfare Instructor 1 (Identity is not disclosed for security reasons)
INSTRUCTOR 1 is a recognized expert in information systems and the field of computer law enforcement investigations. He is currently President of a private company specializing in secure communications for federal agencies, military and law enforcement. He has served as the Lead of the Security Group of the Naval Postgraduate School’s COASTS program. He held the faculty position of Adjunct Professor at the University of New Haven, National Security Program, and has also served as an instructor for SEARCH and the Secret Service. In January 2009 he retired in good standing as a sworn Deputy Sheriff in Kansas. He served as a sworn Reserve Police Officer and Computer Forensic Investigator for Torrance, California, is a State of California Certified Computer Crime Investigator, an Institute of Criminal Investigation Certified Instructor, and has testified as an expert witness on information systems and computer forensics.
INSTRUCTOR 1 served as CIO, Vice President of Information Technology, and Director of Manufacturing for a multi-national public company in the fiber optic industry. INSTRUCTOR 1 served two years at the National Criminal Justice Computer Laboratory and Training Center (SEARCH) where he taught Advanced Internet Investigation to sworn Federal, State and Local law enforcement officers and agents including Secret Service, Air Force OSI, IRS, FBI, ATF and NSA. At SEARCH, he also consulted on many government information systems including the Federal Reserve Bank and the Supreme Courts of Texas and Alaska. Prior to this, INSTRUCTOR 1 served as CIO of Enterprise Systems Consulting. The Lt. Governor of California awarded INSTRUCTOR 1 the State of California Commendation for his pioneering work in computer crime investigations while serving with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). INSTRUCTOR 1 served with the LAPD as a specialist reserve office and computer crime instructor in the 90’s. He was attached to an elite unit that investigated computer crime and illegal network connections. He successfully penetrated many offenders’ computer systems, recovered decisive evidence and personally trained more than 100 detectives in network investigations, computer security methods and policy development. Additionally, INSTRUCTOR 1 pioneered methods in breaking password and encryption protection on suspects’ computers and participated in the execution of many search warrants and the arrests of numerous offenders. He was awarded numerous commendations, including the “LAPD Non-Geographical Divisions Reserve Police Officer of the Year for 1994.
INSTRUCTOR 1 served nearly four years as Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems and lectured on Technology Management at Pepperdine University. He has been a featured lecturer on Internet security at U.S. Justice Department sponsored symposiums. As a Senior Network Scientist, he provided computer security consulting to such companies and organizations as Disney, Honda, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the U.S. Department of Justice and the States of Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Nebraska, Idaho, Alaska, Louisiana,Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Hawaii. The work INSTRUCTOR 1 has pioneered has been the featured subject for articles in magazines such as Computer World, “Cybercop Boot Camp,” September, 1998, SANS Institute, “The Cost of Security: November 21, 2000, and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Password. He was also a recipient of Citicorp’s highest Technical Achievement Award.