Welcome to the SecureNation CISO Corner.  Here at SecureNation, we have one mission:  To be the “Network Security Advocate and Technology Ally” of our clients in order to provide them the best possible solution to their needs.  The CISO corner intends to meet this mission by forging stronger relationships with you, the CISO.  CISO Corner is primarily for you, the CISO, as well as those in cyber security positions, a space where you can to learn from the successes and setbacks of others in your CISO community.  Additionally, read about solutions to problems facing CISO’s every day and the technologies & capabilities that can make your life easier.  Submit your own topics or articles of your own about challenges or successes for yourself or your company to me, Fordham Terrill.  Speaking of me, allow me introduce myself.

I am the Director of Systems Integration for SecureNation and a Retired Veteran of the United States Air Force (USAF).  I spent the first half of my career as an Enterprise Cyber Security Operator for the Air Forces premier Network Security Operations Center.  There I performed enterprise vulnerability assessment duties, security evaluation and assessment, system auditing, protected them from internal/external threats and designed and managed proxies, firewalls, storage, and infrastructure security solutions.

I was then trained as a Cyber Warfare Operator and became an Offensive Capability Developer and Team Lead for 80 developers.  I developed offensive capabilities software in multiple languages and against varied technologies.  I then served as the Superintendent of Operations where I managed operations for six flights & 223 cyber development personnel.

For my last four years in the service I was first a Senior Cyberspace Strategist for global USAF cyber operations where I led Joint operational planning for offensive, defensive, hunt, and maintenance operations.  I developed and managed operations and strategies that directed performance, ensured compliance, assessed risk, troubleshot/resolved enterprise network and telecommunications issues, and managed remote teams that performed those operations. Second, and last, I server as the Director of Cyber Warfare Operations training and taught offensive cyber operations, malware/forensics, compliance, hunt operations, and Linux.

In the year since retirement, I managed the first phase of a new Small Business Cyber Security Operations Center, stood up the first Small Business Supply Chain Information Sharing and Analysis Organization in Louisiana, and forged partnerships with businesses around the globe.

I am here for you.  Let me know the issues you are facing.  I will put in the research hours for you, and everyone who comes to the CISO Corner.  Next week, I will have the first true CISO corner.  You will get your CISO fix every Monday morning.  See you then!

The author of this article, Fordham Terrill, is the Director of Security Architecture for SecureNation.  He has 21+ years of experience and has a CISSP, GCFA, GCIH, GSEC and a B.S. in Cyber Security.

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