Rick is a Staff Cyber Security Analyst for Northrop Grumman and retired USAF/ANG veteran with over 20 years of experience in various professional roles and fields.
He has had the privilege of experiencing a broad range of roles, including performing network and endpoint analysis, adversary emulation, and conducting cyber operations as an interactive operator while part of a Red Team. Rick has been able to leverage multiple disciplines during his time in InfoSec, including network analysis, intrusion detection, penetration testing, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and digital forensics.
Rick is passionate about educating and mentoring future InfoSec professionals. He has volunteered as a Red Team member for the CyberPatriot National Finals for the past 4 years, and also volunteers for the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) Red Team. Rick was also an adjunct professor for a local community college, where he helped coach a cyber competition team and taught computer science courses. He is still active in cyber competitions, and takes the opportunity mentor and help other students grow in the field. He has also taught short workshops at Unallocated Space, and presented at BSides Boise.