A career military officer and attorney, he has over twenty years of experience within the government having served in numerous challenging positions. He is the former Cybersecurity Information Oversight & Compliance Officer with the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security and former legal advisor to the Navy CIO; United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team; and, the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team. In these positions he has provided advice on all aspect of computer network operations. He interacts regularly with numerous government agencies and is a past lecturer at Black Hat; DEFCON; Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University -Four TED-TECH Talks 2011; SOURCE Boston 2010; the iapp; and, the DoD's Cybercrimes Conference. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan; his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law; and, his LL.M from the Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army.