Thomas joined the TrustedSec IR team with twenty years of system security and digital forensics experience. His area of focus has been Network Intrusion and Incident Response. Prior to joining the TrustedSec IR team, he was employed to support the IT needs for a small private university in Northern California. Thomas also worked as an IR consultant for RSA NetWitness and IBM Emergency Response Services.
Thomas attended Forensics Response training at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the US Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA). He has had additional education in cyber operations from the US Army for both offensive and defensive efforts at the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) in Fort Gordon, GA. He is also a graduate of the Cyberspace Operations Planners Course (COPC), where senior military leaders devise and formulate real world mission planning, from initial tasking and concept to execution. Thomas also holds the GIAC Certified Incident Handler Certification (GCIH) and ISC^2 CISSP.
• Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA)
• South Bay Amateur Radio Society (SOBARS)
• American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Thomas’s work has been published in two (2) IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly journal articles. He was also a contributing author to the Cisco Router and Switch Forensics book by Syngress Publishing.
Thomas has been driven by curiosity at an early age anytime something was locked or obscured. This developed a keen interest into finding all that can be revealed in computer intrusion examinations and security breaches. Thomas especially enjoys situations that involve Linux host analysis, but always leaves room to learn about other systems and platforms.