Southern Connecticut State University and CyberDI have assembled an elite mission-driven team holding numerous industry wide certification and deep educational and industry expertise.

Vincent Scott

Vince is a retired Navy Cryptologist and serial entrepreneur who has started two companies, two not for profits, and has more on the way. He currently serves as the CEO of Defense Cybersecurity Group, a cyber consulting company focused on the new DoD Cyber requirements for the Defense Industrial Base where he brings the cyber offensive mindset of his Navy career to cyber defense for US companies. He also serves as the Chief Security Officer for STI-TEC a defense contractor and as the FBI Infragard DIB Subject Matter Expert on Cyberwarfare. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a BS in computer science, the University of Maryland system with a MS in Management Information Systems, the Air War College and Joint Forces Staff College with certificates in joint and operational strategic planning, University of Fairfax with a postgraduate certificate in Information Security, Oklahoma State Veteran Entrepreneurship program and holds a number of cyber certifications.

Israel Campbell

Israel Campbell
PhD Subject Matter Expert
Marine Corps IT Veteran, Satellite Communications, Radio, and Cybersecurity

Israel’s career in Information Technology (IT) started in the United States Marine Corps. Assignments included satellite and radio communication, networking, and infrastructure. While involved in IT, cybersecurity started as a collateral duty and eventually became a full-time occupation.

Following active-duty service, he continued in various contract roles with government departments/agencies. Experience totals over 20 years, mostly concentrated in cybersecurity roles such as consultation, assessment, and training. Israel is currently focused on automated control assessment and continuous monitoring activities.

Israel holds a Doctor of Computer Science in Cybersecurity degree (D. Sc.) from Capitol Technology University as well as CISSP, ISSAP, and ISSMP certifications from ISC(2).

Jeff Baldwin

Jeff Baldwin
Awaiting Provisional Instructor Designation

Jeff Baldwin has a background as a senior information systems security engineer and cybersecurity architect with over 15 years of cybersecurity experience in a variety of frameworks such as NIST RMF, DIACAP, NISPOM, DCID 6/3, and NISCAP. Jeff has assessed over 150 systems as a Security Control Assessor, and as an Information Systems Security Engineer, he has helped over 100 systems achieve Authority to Operate (ATO).

Jeff has 11+ years of teaching experience for several IT and IT Security courses at two nationally accredited state universities as an Adjunct Professor, and he is an AWS Academy Accredited Educator. He is also a former Official (ISC)2 Instructor for the CISSP and ISSEP certifications. Other notable roles include Cybersecurity Architect for Leidos, Supply Chain Cybersecurity Principal and Senior Cybersecurity Engineering Manager for L3Harris Technologies, Senior Principal Analyst for GDIT, Director of Enterprise Security Solutions for DigiFlight Inc, President and Chairman for (ISC)2 Baltimore Chapter, and Vice President of Education for ISSA-NOVA.

Jeff is a Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity candidate expecting the completion of his dissertation in late 2021, and he has earned a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University. He has also earned a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology: Network Administration with a minor in Application Software Development from SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. His relevant industry certifications include CISSP, ISSEP, ISSAP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, PMP, CSM, Cloud+, CySA+, and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.

Glenn Axelrod

Glenn Axelrod
Founder, and CEO of HKA Technology Solutions

Glenn Axelrod, a U.S. Army (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel is Founder, and CEO of HKA Technology Solutions, LLC in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to his retirement from the United States Army culminating a 33-year career, he was the Deputy Chief Information Officer responsible for the execution of secure “world-class” information technology/radio and telecommunications services supporting over 1,000 personnel during former President H.W. Bush’s State Funeral.

Glenn has 20 years of experience toward scoping and tailoring policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines by referencing NIST SP 800 series standards, ISO 27001 and 27002, international standards, Center of Internet Security (CIS), the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), International Information System Security Certification Consortium, (ISC)², and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) best practices.

Glenn is also a vetted member of InfraGard, a collaboration between the FBI and members of the private sector that facilitates timely information exchange and mutual learning opportunities related to the protection of Critical Infrastructure and the Cyber Security landscape. He collaborates with and shares best business practices with business executives, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer professionals, academia, and state and local law enforcement;

Glenn is registered Partner Provider/Advisor for the CMMC Center of Excellence in Alexandria, VA, as an honest broker of Cyber Capabilities leveraging, standards, design expertise, and lessons learned from leading industry groups, standards bodies, public sector leaders, and cyber communities of practice to improve and enhance the overall security and resilience of the supply chain for the defense industrial base and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Glenn also provides editorial focus for the United States Cybersecurity Magazine on practical solutions and best business practices that contribute to the positive transformation of cyberspace. United States Cybersecurity magazine serves as the industry’s voice, providing a forum for those working on the front lines of cyberwarfare, cybersecurity law and policy, and cybersecurity infrastructure to educate and inform the industry and the general public. He raises awareness about cybersecurity, cybercrime, and the industries that have sprung up in their wake. Glenn author’s content on a quarterly basis with the goal of providing solutions and resolving issues, as well as exposing and explaining the most pressing issues confronting today’s cybersecurity community.

Paul Netopski

Paul Netopski
Awaiting Provisional Instructor

Paul is the founder and owner of Critical Prism Defense LLC, a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) cybersecurity consultancy. Before that, Paul served in various cybersecurity and information technology roles in the space and defense industry for over 20 years. He specialized in bringing multiple disciplines of IT and cybersecurity under a single umbrella to provide synchronous full lifecycle management of services for engineering and product development teams, from concept and design all the way through decommissioning. Paul served in the United States Navy for 6 years as an electronics technician with duties overlapping electronics, information technology and cybersecurity. Paul holds several certifications (CISSP, C|CISO, C|EH, ITILv3) and participates in professional organizations including general business (ABA), national defense (NDIA, SENEDIA, UTIC), industrial security (NCMS), cybersecurity (RIMS, ISSA, (ISC)2 [including local chapters]), contract management (NCMA), autonomous vehicles (AUVSI) and supply chain (CSCMP, APICS/ASCM). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University. Paul is a CMMC Provisional Instructor, Provisional Assessor and Registered Practitioner.

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