ESW #267 – Tim Cathcart, & Steven Turner
Dr Cathcart has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech; masters from Lincoln Memorial University, National Defense University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Anchorage; and his undergrad is also from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition, he has an Associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force. He has industry certifications from PMI as a Project Management Professional; and CompTIA’s ITF+, A+ and Security+ cyber-related certifications.
Dr. Cathcart retired from the Air Force in 2017 after nearly 32 years in uniform, as both enlisted and officer. He served in a variety of assignments to include the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, National Guard Bureau, command, and operational positions. Currently, he teaches Mathematics, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science classes at Bearden High School, Knoxville, TN.
Steve is a security architect at Microsoft. He started his career through trial by fire that is MSP life. He pivoted to securing everything from waste facilities and transportation infrastructure to huge financial services organizations, and even mixed in some industry analysis in for good measure. He’s passionate about coming up with security solutions that make colleagues happy and bad actors cry.