Mark Wolfgang, CISSP, RHCE
Mr. Wolfgang has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, spending 17 years focusing exclusively on Information Security, primarily in the role of penetration tester. Mr. Wolfgang leads the Shorebreak Security penetration testing team, and has established Shorebreak Security as the “go-to” penetration testing team for several Federal government agencies and commercial entities. NOAA in particular, has relied upon Shorebreak Security for the past 10 years to conduct penetration testing on their mission critical systems and networks. These systems are vital to many of the products that NOAA produces and cannot “miss a beat”. Mr. Wolfgang’s expertise in information security, networking, and Operating Systems allows him to conduct focused, purposeful, and cautious testing to ensure that mission critical operations are not affected.
Prior to working with NOAA, Mr. Wolfgang established himself as “the” expert penetration tester within the U.S. Department of Energy. For over four years, Mr. Wolfgang led teams and performed penetration testing on the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, and other sensitive and critical areas of DOE, including the national science labs. In this position, Mr. Wolfgang attacked some of the brightest minds that protect some of the most sensitive national secrets – nuclear weapons design information. Mr. Wolfgang held a DOE “Q” clearance, which is equivalent to a DOD Top Secret.
Mr. Wolfgang is a contributing author to two published Information Security books, has been published on industry-leading websites, has presented at security conferences, and has brief high-level government officials on a number of occasions. Prior to entering the Information Security field, Mark was an instructor at Red Hat, teaching a range of topics from system/network administration, to host and network security. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University. Mr. Wolfgang is an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard USS De Wert (FFG-45) and as an Operations Specialist “A” school instructor. He is a avid freediver and spearfisherman, capable of diving to over 140′ on a single breath.
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