AFCEA Hampton Roads Civilian Cyber Professional of the Month for March 2013

Mr. John Bos is the Technical Advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Navy Red Team at Information Operations Command (NIOC) Norfolk. He is responsible for providing technical and operational expertise to the Navy Red Teams Opposition Forces (OPFOR). He facilitates the creation and maintenance of Cyber Attack and exploitation capabilities used by NIOC Norfolk to execute its mission. John has 14 years of Cyber Warfare experience and provides advice and mentorship at all levels of the NIOC Chain of Command.

John, as the Team Captain of Sk3wl of R00t, an award winning competitive hacking team,has a record of consistently placing 1st through 4th in DEFCON’s Capture The Flag, an international computer security Hacking competition. The conference and competition embraces hundreds of teams from all over the world. The annual competition attracts the most prestigious professionals and free-lancers from a full spectrum of security thinkers, and ensures the cyber security community stays on the leading edge of new security methods, technologies and trends.

Locally, John is the President of the Hampton Roads chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) serving his second term. His continued leadership has been instrumental in growing the chapter membership and continuing the chapter’s goal to be a leading provider of low cost security training focused at continuing workforce development in Hampton Roads. Through the Chapters Certificated Information System Security Professional (CISSP) study group programs, Individuals can prepare to meet the requirements of the CISSP’s remarkable body of knowledge testing requirements.

John is also a Hampton Roads business owner (SDVOSB) and Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC), and aspires to continue his company’s growth in Cyber Security and Information Operations throughout Hampton Roads.

John holds the Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. His superior professional achievements in Cyber Security make him well deserving of the AFCEA Civilian Cyber Professional of the Month Award.