David Spivey has spent over twenty years in the CyberSecurity arena working with hundreds of companies performing duties that ranged from a Professional Services Engineer to a Security Consulting Engineer. David designed and implemented various security solutions for a multitude of companies like Microsoft, Target, Wells Fargo, Anthem, Walgreens, Prudential, Verizon and dozens of government agencies and universities helping to provide best-in-class cybersecurity assessments and platforms. His extensive experience and first-hand knowledge from being in the field is a key asset in helping SecOps Cyber Institute position itself as a reputable brand in the training industry.
Thomas Gancarz has an extensive background in law enforcement and investigations having held leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Thomas spent more than 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he last served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Indianapolis Division. In that role, Thomas managed the Civil Rights, Criminal, Cyber, and White Collar Crime programs throughout the State of Indiana. In the private sector, Thomas was the Director of Global Security for Brightpoint, Inc. and was responsible for all aspects of the global security function to enhance security posture and guard against physical, cyber theft, fraud, vandalism, sabotage or other threats. Thomas is currently the Managing Member of TRG Security & Investigations Consulting having conducted security assessments for Fortune 500 companies and confidential investigations for company executives.
Leo Doyle is head of the Cyber Defense Force for the city of Indianapolis, part of the IMPD Homeland Security Bureau, and also serves as subject matter expert to the Mayor, Governor, and members of Congress. He has degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He is a Life Member of Mensa. He was vice president of the third-largest Internet provider in the world and started the first commercial Internet company in Indiana in 1992. He was a professor at Purdue, teaching computer science. He is an entrepreneur, loves the business of doing business and enjoys collecting odd cars.
Ryan Bardes has a consistent mission first determination. He is currently a Joint Node Network Supervisor with the United States Army National Guard. Prior to this, he was a U.S. Army Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25S) with Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) experience providing in-theater field service, sustainment, maintenance, and training support. He has comprehensive experience within highly contingent OPTEMPO environments providing operational support to Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). He has been trained in Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape (SERE), Tactical Air Control and served as an Information Assurance Security Officer for the Army. Ryan earned his BA from Indiana University.