PSW #732 – G Mark Hardy, Lawrence Nunn, & Ricky Tan
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G. Mark Hardy is founder and president of National Security Corporation, providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years. A retired U.S. Navy Captain, he was entrusted with nine command tours throughout his career. A co-host of the CISO Tradecraft podcast, Mr. Hardy has presented at hundreds of events world-wide providing thought leadership over a range of security fields. A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in computer science, a BA in mathematics, a master’s in business administration, a master’s in strategic studies, and holds the CISSP, CISM, GSLC, and CISA certifications.
Lawrence Nunn is a businessman, academic, and combat veteran. From 2018 to 2021, he led the United States’ Cyber Command’s operations to protect the country’s logistics and Defense Industrial Base. Lawrence has been involved in advancing technology at all levels of the military command for two decades. During his tenure at U.S. Cyber Command, he oversaw the implementation of new technologies, which resulted in significant improvements in operator performance. Lawrence previously led Army Cyber Command’s Special Projects directorate before joining Cyber Command. There, he developed and implemented a rapid reaction capability that answered one of the DoD’s most pressing cyber operational needs. Congress acknowledged the significance of this capacity and authorized an $173 million boost to the Army’s top line in 2018, which also indicated its approval for up to $200 million in out years to continue this effort. Lawrence’s effort was called “one of the greatest leadership achievements I’ve ever witnessed in my 29 years of military service” by a commander of the Cyber National Mission Force.
Ricky Tan has over 15 years of applied cybersecurity experience in various fields, to include penetration testing, digital forensics, network engineering, system administration, and security architecture.
He’s served in various activities within government, such as the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community.
Ricky is the host of Cyberspatial, a YouTube channel with over 140k subscribers, making cybersecurity more accessible for people.