Don's Smart Grid experience includes end-to-end AMI assessments for
several energy-related clients and he has provided guidance on several
Smart Grid-related standards committees and during Smart Grid
Don's previous experiences include large-scale incident response efforts for organizations with international assets and interests, the certification and accreditation of classified federal and military systems, assessment and penetration testing of worldwide commercial assets, and, as a Navy contractor, the management of a team of distributed security professionals responsible for the security of mission critical Navy assets. Don has achieved his master's degree in network security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, and many GIAC certifications. Don was a founding member of the GIAC Ethics Council of which he was the GIAC EC Chair in 2009. Don regularly contributes to a wide variety of open source projects involving information security and incident response.
Jack of All Trades. Extensive experience in physical
and information technology penetration testing, web assessments,
wireless assessments, architecture review, incident response/digital
forensics, product research, hardware research, code review, and
security tool development. For the past three years he has leveraged
these skills to assist Warner Bros. as a Senior Manager, Incident
Response (IR) and, for an eight-month period, as the acting-Director,
Risk and Vulnerability Management (RVM). Responsibilities included
ensuring WB’s preparedness to identify and respond to suspicious and
malicious activities across all internal and cloud-based assets. RVM
duties included providing security guidance during the development,
implementation, and evolution of a variety of Internet-accessible
media-related applications and services.
Previous to WB, he focused on hardware research specifically in the technologies surrounding products comprising the SMART GRID with a focus on implementing various communication protocol API's and microprocessor disassemblers/emulators for research, testing, and risk assessment.