HEAD GEEK IN CHARGE of this site/Security Solutions Engineer at Accuvant email@example.com @bionicrocky
I've been working in technology for 18 years. I have been obsessed with technology since I learned to spell the word computer. I've done work in most areas of network infrastructure and security: Help Desk, Desktop Engineering and Endpoint Security, Perimeter Security, WAN Design, Mobility, Wireless System Design, Engineering and tech support at a Ma and Pa ISP, to Director of IT and President of my own wireless and security company. I have been lucky enough to also be on the "other side of the table" and design solutions to help people in all of the above jobs not get paged at 3am. I have made sure to balance "vendor time" with "real engineer" time with "real manager and business leader" time.
My focus has always revolved around moving data either with or without wires and doing it securely. My passion has been associating that means to a real and quantifiable business end. Being from a long line of cops, my personal mission has been to do so with as many Public Safety, healthcare, and Public Security entities as I possibly can (to that end I volunteered as a Police Reserve Specialist in CyberForensics after being selected and vetted for the opportunity).
I don't believe that networks, firewalls, encryption, end point security, penetration testing, wires and antennas exist for me to build for the sake of building, but rather for the business that rides on top of them. Security is not for security's sake, but for the protections of intellectual property, personal information and public safety.
As a Solutions Consultant I can analyze security needs soup to nuts and bring the best solutions for a specific need to the table.
Why cyborg? I have an Advanced Bionics Neuromodulation implant, with...interesting wireless security.
Wetware, bionics, neuropathy, Information Security, LTE, CDMA, GSM, 802.11, WiMAX, Systems Management, Layer3 Networks, Mobile Data, Microsoft Systems, Network Architecture, Customer Engagements, Public Speaking
Portland State University
BIOtechnology, Wetware, 2011 - 2018
Activities and Societies: Finishing my degree in wetware. I am going to fix this damn stimulator!
CISSP, CWSP, CWNA, Wireless#, CWNT, MCP, Security, Wireless, 1994 - 2010
University of Phoenix
BSIT, Technology, 2006 - 2008
Senior Security Solutions Engineer at Accuvant
August 2011 - Present (6 months)
I design and architect things to sell to stop bad guys from getting your data.
Senior Technology Solutions Consultant at Accuvant
September 2010 - Present (1 year 5 months)
Wireless focussed consultant for a research based Information Security company. 1 recommendation available upon request
Principal at Intensified Consulting, LLC
January 1998 - November 2010 (12 years 11 months)
Wireless of all stripes, Security, Smart Grid...that is our focus. An intense focus on customer need
brings an Intensified solution.
Director of Information Technology at 1Pointe, Inc
July 2009 - May 2010 (11 months)
1Pointe is a full featured managed services integration company operating in the western United
Data Solutions Engineer at Verizon Wireless
March 2006 - June 2009 (3 years 4 months) 13 recommendations available upon request
Police Reserve Specialist - Cyber Forensics at
2005 - 2009 (4 years)
Senior Network Analyst at CNF/Con-way
July 2003 - March 2006 (2 years 9 months)
I work with clients to ensure their intellectual property is safe and secure. To do this I listen to
needs, analyze solutions and engage either Accuvant resources, or our network of partners.
Accuvant is the only true full service security shop, I am able to find an internal expert in everything in the security space. We do assessments (pen testing and the like), remediation, deployment, you name it.
9 recommendations available upon request
Systems Engineer at AT&T Wireless
December 2000 - May 2003 (2 years 6 months) 4 recommendations available upon request
Engineer III at UniCaptial
May 1998 - December 2000 (2 years 8 months)
Bit Jockey. Airborne Network Commando. Made Y2K cry to it's mama. Found lovebug.a and pushed it to Avert, did SMS, ePo like....3? NT4 on 1200 laptops, messed with servers and routers. Senior end point engineer for what was one of the biggest .com's of them all. Worked with the now SR VP of Entertainment Arts, Jeff Hickman, my boss forever, and the WebMistress, Caroline Smith, Victor Ho (now my pharmacist), Mark Payne, and the one and only Hal Nadler.
2 recommendations available upon request
Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Imagina Internet Solutions
January 1996 - January 1998 (2 years 1 month)
I started out begging to mop the floor. I did my dad's political signage in PageMaker 1 on PC and wanted to go to a MAC shop. So they put me in charge of Windows. Two of the finest mentors of my life, Chad Beers and Ryan Dripps got me from green newb to building a DNS server. Before I knew how to spell DNS. We built it all without a manual under the vision of Bill May, Jim and Shannon Rudnick. By the end I did everything from Engineering and tech support to HR, front desk, Sales Engineering, Telco contracts. It was in 96. I worked nights doing support for pre-paid phone cards and exploring Lotus Notes. And print ques, and TCPIP, and excite.com. I had to spell firstname.lastname@example.org out a lot. We also tethered a Newton to a Startac to do Circuit Switched dial up with the guy that wrote Eudora for Newton. It was here I learned: The Socrastic Method, How to deal with angry clients, how to learn, and that a tech "figures it out" and an Engineer reads the friendly manual.
Sales/Marketing Coordinator/Tech Support at Integra Telecom
1996 - 1997 (1 year)
Neuromodulation Synaptic Relays Wetware
Members: Rocky Gregory, CWNA, CWSP, OSWP, CISSP, Cyborg, Bob Rice
May 2005 to December 2006
Members: Rocky Gregory, CWNA, CWSP, OSWP, CISSP, Cyborg, Bob Rice, Keith Caskey, Scot Leonard, Keith Steinmetz
Imagine 450 remote trucking sites around the US . Forklifts, truck drivers, parcels everywhere. Now imagine you have just under $6m to change every switch and router, add wireless access points and automate the dock. With no downtime. From Portland.
If you ever face this, bring the team above in. It will go like clockwork!
Honors and Awards
Keynote Speaker - Northwest Wireless and Security Summit Learning Track Speaker - ITEC
Member of the Society for Information Managers
CWSP CWNA CWIT OSWP
Disability rights, technology, information and physical security, family, public speaking
Rocky Gregory, CWNA, CWSP, OSWP, CISSP, Cyborg
Security Solutions Engineer at Accuvant
29 people have recommended Rocky
"I have worked with Rocky Gregory several times throughout my career and the depth of his knowledge never ceases to amaze me. It wasn't however until his role at Accuvant that I truly saw the amazing knowledge in network security and the skills in wireless networking Rocky Gregory has. If you are at all concerned with keeping your network secured or are considering a deployment of or currently have a wireless network and would like it to have top performance and security you need to meet with Rocky and Accuvant and make sure that your information and your customers are safe."
— Bob Rice, Sales Engineer, XO Communications, was with another company when working with Rocky at Accuvant
"Rocky has a great blend of sales and engineering skills which I do not come across very often. He is phenomenal in front of customers and impressive in front of C-level executives. His knowledge of wireless security is the best in the industry!"
— Cindy Branyord, Regional Director, Verizon Wireless, managed Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"I had the pleasure of hiring and working with Rockyy for several years. His understanding of the wireless industry is impressive. Rocky works hard, requires little if any supervision and can be depended on the get the job done. He has the ability to cut through the tall grass and get to the root of the customer need and articulate a solution that meets the customer understands. He's got tons of energy, a great personality and a sense of work ethic unparrelled in todays work place."
— Clough Kathy, Voice and Data Network Manager, CNF, managed Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"I have know and worked with Rocky on many occasions and have always found his work to be exemplary. Over the years I have always found Rocky to be very knowledgeable in regards to technology and at the same time he is also personable making him a pleasure to work with."
— Scott Magby, was Rocky's client
"Rocky is a very highly competent and skilled IT professional that is able to think outside the box when needed. He is very technical and can handle any IT project, large or small, to bring them to fruition on time and under budget."
— Randy Hudnall, was Rocky's client
"Rocky is great to work with. He'll tackle complex technical issues while ensuring our customers are kept informed and he will quickly drive issues to resolution. He's a true team player and again, great to work with."
— Steven Stepansky, Manager, Verizon/Verizon Wireless, worked with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"Rocky is a dynamic customer focused individual that has a passion for moving the ball forward in business. I always appreciated his professionalism, his obsession for technology, and his tenacity for getting things done."
— Lance Laing, Director Retail Sales - PNW Region, Verizon Wireless, was with another company when working with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"Simply put, Rocky is one of the most Intelligent and competent engineeers I have ever work with. He great to work with and is an excellent addition to any organization!"
— Jerry Tilley, Director, Data & Voice Marketing, Verizon Wireless, managed Rocky indirectly at Verizon Wireless
"I have a unique perspective on Rocky. He was a client of mine at a large enterprise as part of their technical telecom support team, in addition, working alongside of him as a strong technical resource at Verizon Wireless. He is one of the most technically savvy individuals I've ever met in my 12 years in telecom. He is a very smart, an effective communicator and tough negotiator. I have high regard for him and his varied skill set and wouldn't hesitate to endorse him."
— Dennis Sullivan, National Account Manager, Verizon Wireless, worked with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"Rocky is an absolute joy to work with. His ability to stay focused and tenacity to put up with issues outside of his control are what sets him apart from others. Rocky exhibits the skills and traits of both a great leader and technical expert. I would recommend Rocky many times over in a technical or customer-facing role."
— Rob Routt, was Rocky's client
"Rocky is not only extremely intelligent and a technical genius, but he is amazing when it comes to facing customers. Rocky has the ability to take the most technical product or service and not only explain it so that anyone can understand it, but is great at relaying it to the customer. In addition to being great in front of customers he is also a great teacher, he again can take the most technical subject and explain it so any one can learn and understand. He has the patience and the creativeness to be an effective engineer and a great trainer/mentor."
— Travis Hagens, Major Account Manager, Verizon WIreless, worked directly with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"Rocky is an extraordinary wireless data engineer, whom is able to tackle any wireless data issue with relative ease. It seems he has no limits whether it’s coming up with a highly secure wireless solution or standing in front of 500+ people evangelizing about the emerging technologies and bringing down the house. Rocky seems to have it all !"
— Steve de Carteret, Regional Data Solutions Manager, Verizon Wireless, worked directly with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"To Whom It May Concern: I have had the priveledge of working with Rocky Gregory for the past 2 and a half years. His technical skills are unmatched and he has the ability to present to a novice as well as to the most accomplished IT Professionals. Rocky has a magnetic personality and an incredible sense of humor. More than that he knows his craft so well, he can present it to any audience in a manner that is clear and understandable. As a sales rep I often find myself trying to build the bridge from the CIO to the CFO. Rocky does this in such a way that it appears easy. As a sales professional I get credit for the deals that we win but, at times I feel like I am just along for the ride. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Yours Truly Tyler M Honzel 503.545.9179 email@example.com"
— Tyler Honzel, Major Accounts Manager, Verizon Wireless, worked with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"I have worked with Rocky for several years. I have found him very knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas surrounding IT. He has brought solutions to Evergreen that were exactly what we needed. He accomplished this by listening, yes actually listening, to us as we expressed our issues and provided us with options. Some of the options were standard “best practices” and others were way out of the box. Nevertheless, each was tailored to meet our needs. He takes the time to explain the “how and why” and does so without being condescending. (And with his knowledge, he has a right to be!) In the end, we have a solution that provides great value for the dollars spent and most important of all, makes me look good to my management. That is the mark of a good business partner and vendor. Rocky will be an outstanding asset to any organization wise enough to hire/partner with him. His addition to your team will immediately pay great dividends."
— Dennis Moxley, IT Director, Evergreen Healthcare Mgmt., was with another company when working with Rocky at Verizon Wireless
"Rocky is a delight to work with. From the perspective of a vendor, he was clear in his needs and actually worked WITH us to come up with the best possible solution. I could tell that he had the respect of his colleagues because of his technical knowledge, and he was well-liked for his easygoing manner and sense of humor."
— Jon Snyder, Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems, was a consultant or contractor to Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky is one of those leaders that one would say they would gladly "go into battle with blindfolded". He is a leader that can be trusted. Trusted to deliver on a high level deliverable of absolute importance; trusted to complete and deliver that deliverable in a manner that was not only excellent and on-time, but in a manner where he amazingly did not have to damage working relationships with *anyone* in the process. When Rocky was stolen away from us at Con-way, it was a sad but very expected by myself. His technical expertise is second-to-none, but is tempered with integrity and a REAL desire for those around him to succeed. And with that outlook, Rocky will simply continue succeeding. It's simple Supply and Demand . . . . . there's a plethora of IT Professionals out there - but the demand for uniquely qualified professionals like Rocky will always be high. For that reason, Rocky will always be a highly sought-after commodity. And for all of the above reasons, I would always highly recommend Rocky for any job he desired to attain."
— Jeff Fossett, Data Network Analyst, Con-way Network Engineering Dept., Conway, worked directly with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky is one of the best. He has exceptional skills in network design, security and problem solving as well as knowledge in server OS and telecommunication. He is always ready with the solution you need and knows how to get it done. He is truly one of a kind and a great person to have on your side."
— Bob Rice, Network Technician, Con-Way Transportation Services, worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky brings not only a strong technical background as an IT professional but also brings other unique talents that are hard to find in a technical person. First, he truly understands the impact of what he does on the business and his customer. He is not satisfied until his user is satisfied. Secondly, Rocky is a problem solver. He will continue to pursue the problem until he finds a resolution. He is willing to seek additional expertise if necessary and is always creative in his thought process. His ability to effectively apply these softskills combined with his technical skills makes him far more valuable than the average IT professional. He is truly on of a kind that I gladly endorse."
— Roy Swackhamer, VP & CIO, CNF, managed Rocky indirectly at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky is an excellent technician and great to work with. He is always very professional and made sure that all tasks were complete. Working on projects with Rocky were a real pleasure because he always did what was right for the team and the company. Not to mention, Rocky is a great person!"
— Darin Mccoy, Help Desk Lead, CNF Inc., worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky is one exceptional Analyst, he gets the job done and in timely manner as well. The best of all, he doesn't do shortcuts, instead he opts for long term solution. I enjoy so much working with this such fine person."
— Marjono Reksopuro, Sr. Distributed Systems Software Specialist, Con-Way Transportation Services, worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky has a keen sense and ability to decompose complex problems into logical and simplified artifacts. He is a visionary dedicated to delivering the right solution, not only for the near term, but for the long haul. His communication and thought processes easily transcend the layers of an enterprise for interpretation by management to help desk."
— Scot Leonard, Enterprise Architect, Con-Way Transportation, worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"I had the pleasure to work with Rocky on numerous projects during his tenure with CNF. He consistently proved himself to be not only insightful and knowledgeable but also dependable and thorough. Comprehensive network skills of Rocky#s caliber are rare but his exemplary dedication to customer service makes him a clearly valuable addition to any team."
— Hollenbeak Jonathan, Team Coordinator, CNF, Inc., worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky is our #go to# person when no-one else can answer what#s going on # be it troubleshooting or for some future design plans. His knowledge of our Company#s network infrastructure as well as the latest of the industry as a whole make him a well cherished asset in any environment. I have found him very committed and really easy to work with. I wish him the best in his future endeavors."
— Bhaskar Ganguly, Sr. Dist Sys Software Specialist, CON-WAY, worked with Rocky at CNF/Con-way
"Rocky was my engineering support rep for all my fortune 500 accounts. He was alwasy able to help and worked hard on big projects with helped me to make my numnbers. He was also one that worked professional and always quick and willing to help."
— Susan Nothnagel, National Accounts Manager, Wireless, worked directly with Rocky at AT&T Wireless
"Rocky is a uniquely qualified systems engineer who intimately understands the sales process associated with large enterprise sales engagements. He is able to establish rapport and credibility with all levels of customer types - from IT to Line of Business Leadership. He is highly competent in technical project guidance/management, IT architecture and network security. Rocky consistentley demonstrates confidence and decisiveness in the face of challenging circumstances, and readily achieves (sales) results."
— Jordan Greenbaum, National Account Manager, Enterprise Sales Pac NW, Verizon
, worked directly with Rocky at AT&T Wireless
"Rocky and I collaborated on multiple high level projects at AT&T Signature Client accounts. Rocky always brought professionalism to the projects keeping the clients business objects always at the top of the projects. Together Rocky helped clients improve their ROI and TCO on wireless and wireline convergence. Although I now compete with Rocky at many of these same accounts, I would still highly recommend him to any company that needs an individual that can unlock business value."
— Rod Conduragis, MSAE, AT&T, managed Rocky indirectly at AT&T Wireless
"Across a broad nationwide SE team, Rocky always stood out as a very professional and knowledgable person. He was able to support his customers well and was also able to understand the big picture and how his interactions connected with product development and other teams within the buisness. Rocky was always able to provide an easy channel for two way communication with the business units and the field....a rare skill."
— Obadiah Hendrickson, Customer Solutions Manager, VeriSign, worked directly with Rocky at AT&T Wireless
"I worked with Rocky on several cross-department projects at Unicapital. He's sharp, able to break a complex issue down into its components, and great fun to work with."
— Caroline Smith, Systems Engineer, Unicapital Corp, worked with Rocky at UniCaptial
"Rocky was a great asset to the team at Unicapital. He completed projects with little supervision and was one of the senior techs responsible for help desk escalations, on site network trouble shooting and he was part of the R&D group resposible for new software solutions and evaluations. He was very dependable and I would love to work with him in the future."
— Mark Payne, IT Administrator, ****************, worked directly with Rocky at UniCaptial
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