Paul is the Director of Lodestone’s Purple Incident Response team and is based in Cabot, VT. Prior to joining Lodestone, he gained experience in the industry as a consultant for another industry firm after retiring from the military, where he spent 7 years as an operator and trainer for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Throughout Paul’s 21-year military career, he held positions as a subject matter expert for infrastructure supporting 300,000 users, performed quality assurance, and held roles as a system administrator for a diverse array of networks. Paul has a strong understanding of and experience across many industry verticals, with a focus in operational technology (OT) systems, critical infrastructure industries, and government networks.
Paul’s certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Security+, and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). He also completed the selective and rigorous NSA course for Remote Interactive Operations. Paul holds a degree in cybersecurity he earned while serving in the Air Force.