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Wes O’Donnell – Managing Editor

Wes O’Donnell is an Army and Air Force veteran and managing editor of InSpaceNews.com, InMilitary.com and InCyberDefense.com. As a sought-after professional speaker, Wes has presented at U.S. Air Force Academy, Fortune 500 companies, and TEDx, covering trending topics from data visualization to leadership and veterans’ advocacy. As a filmmaker, he directed the award-winning short film, “Memorial Day.”

 

Dr. Gary Deel – Contributor

Dr. Gary Deel is a Faculty Director with the School of Business at American Military University. He holds a J.D. in Law and a Ph.D. in Hospitality/Business Management. Gary teaches human resources and employment law classes for American Military University, the University of Central Florida, Colorado State University and others.

 

Glynn Cosker – Managing Editor

Glynn Cosker is the managing editor of InHomelandSecurity.com and EDMDigest.com. In addition to his background in journalism, corporate writing, web and content development, Glynn served as a United States Vice Consul in the Consular Section of the British Embassy located in Washington, D.C.

 

Leischen Kranick – Managing Editor

Leischen is the managing editor of InPublicSafety.com and previously served as managing editor of Security Director News. As a leading writer and editor in the public safety community, Leischen developed several special-edition magazines including A Public Health Perspective on the Opioid CrisisRebuilding Officer ResiliencyUnderstanding and Managing Officer Stress, and Protecting against Cyberattacks – A Guide for Public Safety Leaders.

 

Susan Hoffman – Contributing Writer & Editor

Susan Hoffman is a business and higher education writer and editor. Her articles have appeared on multiple publications, including OnlineLearningTips.comInHomelandSecurity.comInCyberDefense.com, and InMilitary.com. Susan is known for her expertise in blogging, social media, and content analytics, and teaches community workshops in Northern Virginia. Susan is also a book reviewer for Military History magazine.

 

David Hubler – Contributing Writer & Editor

David E. Hubler brings a deep background of government, journalism and teaching experience, which includes an impeccable career serving as a senior editor at the Central Intelligence Agency at posts in the U.S. and around the globe. David is an accomplished researcher and published author. In March 2017, Rowman & Littlefield published the paperback edition of David’s latest book, “The Nats and the Grays, How Baseball in the Nation’s Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever.”

 

James Lint, Contributor.

James R. Lint recently retired as the (GG-15) civilian director for intelligence and security, G2, U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command. He is an adjunct professor at AMU. James has been involved in cyber espionage events from early after the turn of the century in Korea supporting 1st Signal Brigade to DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis as the first government cyber intelligence analyst.

 

Rob Griggs, Contributor.

For the past 15 years, Rob has played an integral role in boosting quality, profitability, and turnabout in large-scale organizations. His contributions have included propelling major organizations to meet complex and comprehensive goals by providing strategic planning, interdepartmental/agency coordination, and adept project management. Rob is currently an Operations Manager at Amazon and graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 

David Balaban, Contributor.

David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 15 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. David runs the Privacy-PC.com project which presents expert opinions on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy and white hat hacking. As part of his work at Privacy-PC, Mr. Balaban has interviewed such security celebrities as Dave Kennedy, Jay Jacobs and Robert David Steele to get firsthand perspectives on hot InfoSec issues. David has a strong malware troubleshooting background, with the recent focus on ransomware countermeasures.

 

Brittany Lamon-Paredes, Contributor.

Brittany Lamon-Paredes is a professional in the defense and intelligence industries. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College in Political Science and Anthropology. She is finishing her Master’s Degree in Intelligence Studies at American Military University. She currently serves in the United States Navy as a Reservist. She has experience in tactical intelligence, with a focus on all-source intelligence analysis. Currently, she enjoys researching and writing on critical infrastructure protection and cyber deterrence used by the United States. She speaks French and Italian. Her passions align with volunteering as an undergraduate Admissions interviewer and learning more about other cultures. She served on the Board of Directors at Wellesley College as a Student Life Member. She is the Treasurer of the Student Veterans Association at American Military University and part of the Editorial Staff for the Society of Defense and Strategic Studies at American Military University. Her ultimate goal is to work for an intelligence agency in their operations departments.

 

Dan Williams, Contributor.

Dan Williams is an Information Security consultant with experience as a five year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and over 15 years in IT Operations. Dan’s career has spanned various specializations to include systems analysis, network monitoring and defense, software development, and cloud engineering solutions, all with a central theme of security administration and strategic cyber intelligence. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security, a master’s degree in Cybersecurity Studies, and is a Systems Security Certified Practitioner through the (ISC) 2. More recently Dan’s focus as a consultant has been on conducting research regarding DevOps security practices and cloud infrastructure penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to maintain pace with threats towards advancing and quick-adopting technologies. On a volunteer basis, Dan mentors future and junior cybersecurity personnel in both an academic setting and in the workplace to offer guidance to the next generation of Information Security professionals.