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Joe GrayJoe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Since leaving the Navy, Joe has lived and worked in St. Louis, MO, Richmond, VA, and finally, Atlanta, GA (soon to be Knoxville, TN). Due to having worked in various roles as a government employee and contractor, his primary experience is in the Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security compliance field. He is in the process of branching in more technical disciplines such as reverse engineering malware, advanced threat detection, in addition to learning skills like threat hunting. He has worked as a Systems Engineer, Information Systems Auditor, Senior UNIX Administrator, Information Systems Security Officer, Director of IT Security, and Enterprise Security Consultant. Joe is currently employed as an Enterprise Security Consultant with Sword and Shield Enterprise Security in Knoxville, TN. He has contributed blog posts to AlienVault, ITSP, and Tripwire.

Joe’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Information Technology (with focus in Information Assurance and Security) from Capella University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude for both degrees and completed some Graduate coursework in Business Intelligence. He also is a part-time (Adjunct) Faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College and at Gwinnett Technical College because he loves to teach the next generation about security, which is his passion. He is also in the SANS Instructor Development pipeline and will be teaching SANS Security 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling.

In conclusion, Joe holds the (ISC)² CISSP-ISSMP, GIAC GSNA, GCIH, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA A+ certifications. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading news relevant to information security, blogging, bass fishing, and flying his drone in addition to tinkering with and testing scripts in R and Python.

Furthermore, use this PGP key to send sensitive content to Joe. His public key is also at Joe on keybase.

Joe Holds the CISSP

Joe holds the GSNA

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