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Derek A. Smith

Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives / College Professor/Real Estate Investor, Information Technology and Services

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Derek A. Smith's Bio:

Derek A. Smith is the Director of Cyber Security Initiatives, National Cyber Security Institute for Excelsior College responsible to perform complex duties relating to the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at NCI. I develop strategies to promote the NCI as an academic and research center dedicated to increasing knowledge in the cyber security discipline and to assist the government, military, and industry sectors meet the challenges in cyber security policy, technology and education. I work to promote Excelsior College and NCI as a leader in the cyber security discipline and to enhance the visibility of Excelsior College’s cyber security programs.

 

Derek is the former Director of Cyber Initiatives at Enlightened, Inc. responsible for strategic and operational leadership that established, supported, and continuously improved cyber information strategies.

 

I was a Principal Consultant/Global Coordinator for Cyber Education at Computer Sciences Corporation, a Cyber Security Architect and Project Manager.

I was the IT Security Program Manager for the Enterprise Information Security division at Booz Allen Hamilton. Also at BAH was the IT security manager for the Treasury Network PMO.

 

Previously at Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OASD/NII) Computer Network Defense-wide Information Assurance Program (DIAP) policy and doctrine analyst in support of global CNDSP operations.

 

I was a government Information Assurance Manager for Computer Network Defense at the Army research Lab. Formerly IT Security Engineer at TSA and at Coast Guard.

 

I was a United States Federal agent for 18 years. Department of Treasury, U.S Postal Service, Department of Education, Army CID, and Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

I served in the Navy for 2 years, Air Force for 15 years and Army National Guard for 8 years. Worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Physical Security Specialist. Acted as Deputy Chief of the Protective Services Division.

 

As for education I have a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership (ABD), an MBA, MSIT IA, Master in IT Project Management, B.S in Education, and A.S degrees in Computing and Information Technology, Data Processing, and Criminal Justice. I teach business and IT courses at several Universities.

 

I have also acted in movies and on television...http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2171512/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

 

And I am an avid martial artist.

Derek A. Smith's Experience:

  • Director of Cyber Initiatives at Enlightened Inc

    Responsible for strategic and operational leadership that establishes, supports and continuously improves cyber information strategies. Lead the development of Enlightened's Cyber division in preparation for expanding our service offerings, while also managing the company's current contract with the Federal Government's Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a Security Analyst. Manage the complete lifecycle of cyber projects, lead technical research efforts and manage all customer-facing cyber services.

  • Owner at Bona Fide Real Estate Investors

    Real Estate Investment and wholesaling

  • Owner at American Dream Home Inspections, LLC

    Residential Home Inspection Business.

  • Principal/Global Coordinator for Cyber Education at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

    I am the Global Coordinator for Cyber Education for the Cyber Security Consulting Practice.

  • Associate/Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton

    As the Security Program Manager I managed projects and programs in the Information Services, Enterprise Information Security Branch, which includes Risk and Assurance, Policy and Compliance, Technical Operations, and the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT). I also managed the Metrics, Security Awareness and Training, and Rotational Staff programs.

  • Adjunct Professor at Strayer University

    Professor of Business.

  • Information Assurance Manager at Army Research Laboratory

    Computer Network Defense

  • Security Engineer at Jacob & Sundstrom

  • Information Assurance Protection Specialist at Jacob & Sundstrom

    Work as Computer Network Defense Service Provider for the Army Research Laboratory in Maryland.

  • Security Engineer at InfoZen

    Security engineer at TSA

  • Franchise Owner at Anago Cleaning Systems

    Commercial Cleaning

  • Sr. Information Assurance Specialist at Total Systems Technologies Corporation

    I verify compliance with established security procedures and standards, identify and document vulnerabilities, and make recommendations on mitigating actions in conformance with Agency, NIST, OMB, and other guidelines. I provide life-cycle security services including certification & accreditation, developing security architectures and solutions using sound security systems engineering practices, performing security test and evaluations, and assisting clients in attaining their protection goals. I assist clients with making decisions concerning information assurance requirements and security management of the various information systems including incident reporting and training and awareness.

  • Recruiting Manager at Robert Half Technology

    Technical recruiting

  • Adjunct Professor at Nyack College

    Taught organizational leadership

  • Special Agent at U.S. Department of Education

    Criminal Investigations

  • Special Agent at US Postal Service Office of the Inspector General

    Criminal Investigator

  • Special Agent at Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)

    Criminal Investigations

  • Criminal Investigator at Air Force Office of Special Investigations

    Criminal Investigations

Derek A. Smith's Education:

  • American InterContinental University

    MS IT Project Management
  • University of Maryland University College

    MS
    Concentration: Information Technology/Information Assurance
  • Nova Southeastern University

    Doctorate
    Concentration: Organizational Leadership
  • University of Phoenix

    MBA
    Concentration: Business Administration
  • Community College of the Air Force

    AS
    Concentration: Criminal Justice
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    B.S
    Concentration: Education
  • Community College of the Air Force

    AS
    Concentration: Information Systems
  • College of Southern Nevada

    AS
    Concentration: Computing and Information Technology
  • Roseland Community H.S

    HS
    Concentration: High School
  • Lindblom Tech

    HS
    Concentration: High school
  • Boston College

    Graduate Certificate
    Concentration: Project Managment

Derek A. Smith's Interests & Activities:

Real estate investment, Martial Arts, Acting.




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