Larry Thompson is a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years experience and a strong background in Information Security and Systems Management. He has been an Infomation Systems Security Engineer as a contractor to the Federal Government for the past 6 years focusing on Risk Assessments and Certification and Accreditation. Prior to that, he was part of the security team responsible for the protection of healthcare systems and patient information under HIPPA regulations. He has also worked as a security and system engineer for a major Virtual Private Networking (VPN) manufacturer developing both commercial and federal government grade encryption products. Larry currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking as well as CISSP-ISSEP, GSEC, CRISC, and CEH certifications.