Kevin is a passionate evangelist for cyber security, technology, and people. After completing active duty in 2000, he moved to Missouri where he now lives with his wife, Allyse, and five children. Kevin spent most of his career serving his community through various military, civil, nonprofit, and corporate initiatives. A member of the armed services who has volunteered with the Missouri National Guard for over two decades. Kevin earned many prestigious awards and honors for his dedicated service and ability to develop and lead professional teams, particularly in cyber security. Kevin has achieved many distinctions and certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Comptia Security+ with active security clearance through the Department of Defense. Kevin's most recent notable achievement was being invited by the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security Committee to testify on Cyber Threats Facing America in May of 2017. Kevin's 16+ year corporate sector career has been focused on information technology and security, holding positions as cyber evangelist, director of cyber incident response, technical architect, datacenter manager, security analyst, and senior systems administrator. In each role, Kevin's ambition, knowledge, and ability to lead has proven time and again to bring great value to the success of each company. Kevin is known as a motivated change agent with an entrepreneurial spirit. This has been displayed through numerous efforts including when he designed and implemented Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for multiple Combatant Commands (COCOMS), including a four-site project with total project costs of $14 Million. He has also been involved with several startups. He founded NetHedz, an enterprise dedicated to assisting people and organizations to get connected with broadband technologies. He was co-founder of CB-DA, a company which is now a full-service advisory firm that provides comprehensive site selection, business development, and incentive package negotiation services for clients across the world. Most recently, he founded Perched, a support team that creates education, custom development, and enterprise support for the RockNSM platform which is MOCYBER's open source Network Security Monitoring platform. MOCYBER, is an umbrella entity for multiple Cyber Teams consisting of 39 members that Kevin strategically recruited. MOCYBER also built the open-source Cyber capability, ROCK (Response Operation College Kit), which is now utilized by many organizations inside and outside the DoD. Kevin presently works as a Cyber Security Advocate for Elastic, the company that developed the open source Elastic Stack with over 150 million cumulative downloads (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features) and Elastic Cloud (a hosted offering). Kevin looks forward to sharing his insights on incident response, cyber security, leadership, and team development with you.