Joe got his start in information security in 1999 working for a web hosting company during the .com boom. In 2001, Joe started one of the first outsourced technical support companies for web hosting server support specializing in administration of LAMP servers and incident response.
After selling his company he went to work as the network security manager for a consumer electronics distributor and remained there for nearly 10 years. In 2014, Joe was recruited by Oklahoma based RCB Bank to guide their network security program. At RCB Joe is the Chief Information Security Officer.
Joe and his wife, Cathy, also operate Crossroads Information Security, which provides services to businesses that do not have the expertise or resources for network security. These services include penetration testing, gap analysis, policy, procedures, and training.
Joe holds the following information security related certifications:
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
GIAC Secrity Leadership (GSLC)
GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)
GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CNSSI 4012 Senior Systems Manager
CNSSI 4013 System Administration in Information Systems Security
CNSSI 4014 Information System Security Officer
NSTISSI 4011 Information Systems Security Professional
NSTISSI 4015 Systems Certifier
Joe is active in the Oklahoma City information security community and is the chapter leader of the Oklahoma City Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) chapter, is an instructor for the SANS Institute and teaches SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling as well as MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership.
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