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November 12, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 11:59 pm
In accordance with Article IV, Section 2 of our Chapter ByLaws, an election of the officers for 2018-2019 will be conducted the second week of November. The Candidates are:
Mr. Curenton has over twenty-five years of progressively responsible experience in executive and technical management, the design and implementation of complex system and software architectures, cyber security, strategic development, and organizational change.
He possesses multiple industry experience including Department of Defense, NASA and other federal and state government agencies and commercial firms. Spanning his professional career, Mr. Curenton has successfully won and/or managed contracts totaling in excess of $2 billion.
His previous positions include Chief Executive Officer; Vice President of Advanced Programs; Senior Technical Director; Director, Space & Missile Defense; and Vice President of Government Operations/Director, Advanced Information Technologies.
In addition to his civilian achievements, Mr. Curenton is a veteran of almost three decades of combined active duty and reserve military service with assignments to Air Combat Command, Air Defense Weapons Center, Air Force Intelligence Command, and office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).
Mr. Curenton holds a number of certifications including cyber security, intelligence, and counterintelligence threat analysis.
Michael Lee is the current Secretary for InfraGard Huntsville Members Alliance. Over the last four years as Secretary, he has helped plan and run monthly meetings and special events, re-establish our chapter’s IRS non-profit status, setup and maintain our chapter website, and keep up all organizational paperwork.
Over the last five years in InfraGard, Michael has been heavily involved in InfraGard. He has
been on the planning committee for Cyber Camp both years, and has defined and taught the station on steganography at Cyber Camp both years. He has presented five presentations at InfraGard meetings on cryptography, router vulnerabilities, password best practices, and bitcoin. He will also be giving a new presentation on steganography to our chapter in February. He has been a speaker and panelist for several InfraGard special events including a joint InfraGard / Chamber of Commerce event on Cyber Threats to small businesses. Michael is also serving as the current IT Sector Chief and is helping define what role our Sector Chief program will play in our chapter.
Michael was previously the Training Director for ISSA where he hosted several cyber-related training events. He also served two years as the Technical Track Chair for the National Cyber Summit. Professionally, Michael is a Senior Cyber Engineer at Radiance Technologies. He has over 15 years of experience conducting cyber tool development, vulnerability analysis, reverse engineering, full spectrum cyber operations, cyber defense, and network exploitation. He has led the development of multiple cyber tools involving cryptography, data integrity, authentication, and software protections.
As our InfraGard chapter’s Vice President, Michael will work to expand the number of special events hosted by InfraGard, especially events examining the intersection between critical infrastructure areas. One of these events will examine the cyber-related threats to each of the critical infrastructure areas, such as cyber threats to medical devices or hospitals. In addition, Michael will continue to focus on attracting high quality and relevant speakers to our monthly meetings.
Gary McCullors is the Director of Information Technology Services for Athens State University, an upper level institution of higher education with traditional and distant learning programs at the baccalaureate and masters level. His team procures, deploys, secures, maintains, and provides enterprise services for local and remote locations in support of the university’s mission. He has served in this role for 17 years and built a professional portfolio during that time which includes Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and Novell certifications. Prior to this role, he served 23 years in the United States Army in various aviation assignments from pilot through Corp level assistant aviation officer with several tours in Europe and Asia. As a general member of InfraGard, Gary has volunteered and supported InfraGard events wherever he is allowed, especially the annual Cyber Forensics Camps. Gary is also a recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and current member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
During his free time, Gary and his wife Alexis caters to a herd of five horses and look for new ways to spoil their granddaughter Peyton.
Christine Karlson is the current president for InfraGard Huntsville Members Alliance holding this office since 2014. In this role she has worked to increase membership from 190 to over 350, started InfraGard initiatives and partnerships like the extremely successful Cyber Forensics Camp, Identity Theft Conference, and the Active Shooter Conference. Chris is also the InfraGard National South Central Regional Representative, an InfraGard National Mentor, and will lead the Special Programs committee for our local
chapter. Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Technology, a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security, and supports the Program Protection Division of the Missile Defense Agency.
Carlene Osmer is the Site Operations Manager and Facility Security Officer (FSO) at The MITRE Corporation-Huntsville, AL. She has worked in the security field for 30 years and has been the FSO for MITRE-Huntsville since July 1992, 25 years. She received the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award in 2014.
Carlene’s major in college was Accounting and Business Management. Like many others, she fell into Security by default and learned quickly that, in addition to hard work, networking (knowledge sharing) is key to being a successful FSO, both within a company and out.
Carlene is an active member of NCMS, ASIS, Infragard and FBICAAA. She is currently on the board for InfraGard Huntsville chapter, Financial Auditor for NCMS local chapter, and Membership Coordinator for ASIS. Carlene has served on the ASIS board for many years, 2 terms on FBICAAA Board, and a few years as part of the InfraGard board. She has served on many security committees, recently helped host the Annual Infragard Cyber Camp for kids.
Carlene has been married for 30 years and has a son who is 26 years old, who runs their family businesses; Maysville General Store and Osmer Landscaping.
Board Members-at-Large (3)
Jeremy Blevins a Cybersecurity Analyst with nou Systems, Inc., supporting the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone Arsenal, AL. He holds a Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis from Utica College, a Master of Science in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Faulkner University, an Associate of Applied Science in Missile and Munitions Technology from Calhoun Community College, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Jeremy currently serves as the Vice President of the InfraGard Huntsville Members Alliance and has been a member of the Chapter since 2008. He is a 2011 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. As a member of the Huntsville InfraGard chapter Jeremy has represented the chapter as a speaker at other venues such as the 2015 FBI Economic Espionage panel hosted by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and the recent ISSA sponsored RocketSecure Conference at Calhoun Community College. His other involvement in the Cyber community includes having served on the North Alabama ISSA Board of Directors, and several years involvement with the National Cyber Summit, having served as its Program Chair in 2014 and 2015.
Rebecca Falcon is the President of BOLDLogic – a technology services, cybersecurity, systems engineering and project management advisory firm. She has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field and is a subject matter expert in implementing and managing cybersecurity operations for both government and commercial customers. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Rebecca previously served as the President of the Huntsville City Schools Cyber Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for Cyber Huntsville, North Alabama Chapter of Information Systems Security Association (NACISSA), and Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Technology (HASBAT).
Harry (Bud) Gifford
Harry (Bud) Gifford s a Senior Systems Engineer at Athens State University. He and his team are responsible for the deployment, optimization, security, and administration of the university’s infrastructure, systems, services, and data center. He oversees the management of multiple independent Blade Centers, as well as virtualization solutions encompassing over 70 virtual servers, four independent storage solutions, and a digital document retention system. He also deploys, manages, maintains, and monitors several security devices which include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), IDS systems, and vulnerability scanning systems. Bud holds several professional certifications from Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) which includes the GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler) and GAWN (GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks) certifications, multiple Microsoft certifications including the Microsoft Certified System Engineer certification (MSCE), as well as CompTIA, Tenable, and Novell certifications. Bud is an active volunteer in support of InfraGard events and makes a significant contribution as a volunteer at the annual Cyber Forensics Camps. In addition to his professional career accomplishments, he is a 2016 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and is current member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.