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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Peter H. Gregory

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Peter H Gregory is very passionate about helping others---whether it’s helping clients develop their corporate security strategy or training the InfoSec professionals of tomorrow at the University of Washington. Somehow, he manages to do both, and then some. The author of 40 technology publications—including CISSP for Dummies (all five editions)—Peter spreads himself pretty thin these days. His many roles include mentor, author, university instructor, conference speaker, and chief information security strategist. As an executive director in Optiv’s Office of the CISO, his main focus lies with helping companies improve their cyber security programs.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Luke Papineau

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“There are too many vendors…selling too many products!” This outcry is what our client managers hear too many times in the field. Today's organizations complain about having too much information to sift through in the security landscape and not having enough time to devote to it. They want to focus on other things, like running their business. Enter Luke Papineau, an Optiv client manager working in the Pacific Northwest region.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Sameer Hiremath

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Deemed the “Silicon Valley of India,” Bangalore is a major hub for many of the top multinational information technology firms, software companies, and research and development startups. Among the heavy hitters putting down roots on the Mysore plateau are Google, Dell, Accenture, Oracle, IBM, Infosys, Wipro—and the list is growing. It is here that Optiv is developing a strong presence in this burgeoning global marketplace as it expands its international footprint to reach clients worldwide.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Peter Arzamendi

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Whether it’s cyber security or his passion for Jiu-Jitsu, Pete Arzamendi enjoys the art of combat and the constant search for attacks throughout the threat spectrum. As a kid, Pete loved watching movies like “Sneakers” and “War Games,” and always hoped to plug into something equally as exciting in his future. Fast forward twenty years, this quest has landed him in the roles of research scientist at Optiv and industry expert in today’s exciting areas of embedded devices, Internet of Things (IoT), and product and service security.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Chris Patten

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You could say Chris Patten’s passion for cyber security all started with yard sales. Growing up in the Midwest, Chris and his dad wandered local yard sales on a weekly quest for old radios and TVs for Chris to pull apart and put back together. Who knew this father-son tradition would spawn an exciting career in cyber security, where Chris now leads an elite team of attack and penetration specialists at Optiv?

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Nick Hyatt

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Nick always had an inquisitive mind. At a very young age, his father would watch as he sat at the family’s new TRS-80 microcomputer marveling at the data output and video graphics, trying to figure out how it all worked. That was the early 80s, but not much has changed. Today, as a self-proclaimed “internet detective,” Nick enjoys his role as senior consultant on Optiv’s enterprise incident management (EIM) team, where he conducts forensics investigations and threat hunting.

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The Patriot Award: Optiv’s Andy Maidment Makes a Special Tribute to his Supervisor, Andrew Coons

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When Andy Maidment found out about the Patriot Award during his annual civilian employment review, he immediately knew he wanted to nominate his supervisor, Andrew Coons, for this important acknowledgement. About to be deployed for a third tour of duty in the Middle East, Andy realized how critical it was to have his supervisor’s flexibility and support in shipping out quickly and seamlessly.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Ben Walcker

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Upon graduating from college with a double major in education and history, Ben Walcker never imagined one day he would lead a team of sales professionals at a global cyber security solutions company. Shortly into his teaching career, his friend and mentor persuaded him to join the IT industry, arguing, “If you can explain the importance of education to a bunch of boisterous six graders, you can sell to anyone.”

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What We Look for When Staffing Cyber Security Positions

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It’s a well-known fact that there is a talent gap in the security industry. There are simply not enough qualified people to staff the positions in our rapidly growing industry, and every client, partner and solution provider feels this pain.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Keyana Jones

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Keyana’s mantra of ‘unlocking tomorrow’ is clear when she enters the room at the Opt-In New Employee Training session. She wastes no time dispersing her energy into the crowd of new hires, eager to soak up her enthusiasm. She begins by describing Optiv’s purpose; to create confidence in a more connected world, and then she encourages her audience to repeat it, until they get it right.

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