Kenton Groombridge is currently a Senior Cyber Security Officer at NSA, Fort Meade, MD. He has been instructing since 1997 and has taught many courses to include, but not limited to, CISSP, Microsoft Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network (70-298), Cisco CCNA/CCNP, C and Assembler programming.
He managed the security of the U.S. Governments South West Asia networks to include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar and was recognized as managing and maintaining the most secure network seen by an outside investigative team. Kenton managed and successfully migrated independent Microsoft Active Directory (AD) forests in Iraq to single, secure, AD forest.
Kenton engineered and managed the tactical network for the 2d Infantry Division. He redesigned the Internet Protocol (IP) addressing scheme to reduce waste and turned a deficiency of IP addresses into a surplus of over 500 addresses that could be assigned to sites as needed, and developed and implemented technique which allowed expensive group multiplexers to be replaced with Pairgain/ADC concentrators/multiplexers.
Kenton was the officer in charge of logistics automation management systems for the entire 3d Infantry Division consisting of over 1500 nodes spread across Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Air Field, and Fort Benning, GA. He wrote and implemented software which allowed systems designed to communicate via dial-up to communicate via network. Software was utilized Army wide and he was subsequently awarded $2000 for cost savings. He engineered a method for tactical logistics systems to communicate with garrison systems utilizing existing assets. He was the first to successfully prove this method at National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, CA. This method was implemented as the standard for logistics communications at NTC. He developed method for data communications using existing FM radios so that deployed units could transmit and receive data from the main force and his documentation was disseminate U.S Army wide and is still in use today.
Kenton was the systems and network engineer for a 500 node computer war-gaming unit which utilized a variety of operating systems such as Windows NT, Linux, Solaris, Irix, DEC UNIX AIX, and VAX-VMS.
He is a graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.
He actively maintains the following technology certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN), GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GCNA), GIAC Systems and Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration, Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Support Technician, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Microsoft Windows Vista Configuration, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Implementing Cisco IP Routing (Route), Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI), Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, Novell Certified Linux Administrator CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+.