Thomas (CISSP,GCIH) has been working in the information technology field since 1996 where he has worked in field IT service positions. Thomas worked as a Field Support technician for the faculty and staff at Santa Clara University in Northern California with a focus on malware remediation and leveraging Linux solutions to complex security and networking issues. As of May 2008, Thomas has worked as a computer forensics and incident response analyst in the Western United States. He also spent 12 months on a combat-tour deployment in Southwest Asia in a Computer Network Defense (CND) role and served as a vulnerability assessment analyst for the US Army. Thomas attended Forensics Response training at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and was asked to deliver and teach this course to military audiences. Thomas is currently serving as a US Army Warrant Officer for the Army Reserve Information Operations Command (ARIOC) delivering support to the National Security Agency (NSA) in their yearly service academy exercises; performs training with and supports the US Army Regional Computer Emergency Response Team-Continental United States (RCERT-CONUS); when he was deployed to the Middle East, Thomas served with the US Army Regional Computer Emergency Response Team-Southwest Asia (RCERT-SWA) and was posted all over Afghanistan and Iraq. Thomas is currently holding the certifications for the EC Councils Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Guidance Softwares EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Comptia Security+, and SANS GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) and Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and the (ISC)^2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. n addition Thomas is currently qualified for the US Department of Defense as a Digital Media Collector as a result in training the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA).