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Hello, my name is Derek A. Smith. Thank you for visiting my website. I am an expert at cyber security, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. If you are seeking one of the best, you have come to the right place.
I am currently an IT Program Manager at the IRS.
Formerly I was the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, responsible to perform complex duties relating to the development and coordination of cyber initiatives at NCI. (DOWNLOAD RESUME HERE)
Also, I was Director of Cyber Initiatives at Enlightened, Inc. Previously I have been a Cyber Security leader or consultant at such major consulting firms as Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation and InFozen.
I have worked as a manager for the federal government in IT Computer Network Defense at the Army Research Laboratory.
I have over 18 years' experience as a federal agent. I have over 30 years of business, security and law enforcement experience.
Cyber Security Certifications: I have earned my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Security+ and Certified EC Council Instructor (CEI), Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA), and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Military: I have served in the US Navy Reserve for 2 years, US Air Force for 15 years and the US Army National Guard for 5 years. I was a Navy Seabee, and a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Army Criminal Investigations Division. I was also in military intelligence in the Army.
Professional: Before joining the IT field, I was a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Treasury, Postal Service, and Dept of Education for approximately 12 years at the rank of GS-14. I have 30 years of Security (including IT security) and Law Enforcement experience.
Business: I have owned several small businesses to include a Maryland licensed home inspection company, a commercial cleaning franchise, a laundromat, and a snack vending company.
Teaching: I am currently an adjunct professor at The University of Maryland and Excelsior College. I also teach cybersecurity certification courses at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Training Center. I have taught IT and business and cybersecurity courses at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College, Anne Arundel Community College, Strayer University, Southern New Hampshire University, the USDA Graduate School, and a private company, ASM Educational for approximately 25 years. I am a certified instructor for ISC2.
Education: I completed Doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership/Conflict Resolution. I have a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I have a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance and a Master of Science in Information Technology Project Management. I have a B.S in Education and I have A.S degrees in Criminal Justice, Computing and Information Technology, and Information Systems.
Hobbies: I have black belts in multiple martial arts to include Combat Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Eskrima (stick fighting), and Kenpo.
I like to act on the side and have been in a number of movies, TV shows and commercials. To see more CLICK HERE!
I love to golf when I can!
Languages: I currently speak English and Turkish and lived in Turkey for 2 years. I am studying Spanish.
Publications: I have published a book on cyber security for business managers: Cybersense: The Leaders Guide to Protecting Critical Information...available at Amazon.com. I also wrote Conversational User Behavior Analytics, available from ConverstaionalGeek. In addition, I have written a chapter on the insider threat as it relates to cyber security which will be published soon titled "Cyber Security in Our Digital Lives." To learn more see the "Publications" page HERE
If you are seeking a phenomenal leader, IT Security Expert and Project Manager look no further...I am your man! Get my resume HERE!