Get a personal glimpse into the careers and mindsets of TorchLight's leading cybersecurity experts who are solving complex challenges and navigating the ever evolving cybersecurity field.
Gary has over two decades of professional experience as an engineer, architect, researcher, and consultant. His vast experience has been key within projects for academic, medical, fortune 500, financial, legal, manufacturing, government, and information technology industries around the world. Key project examples include his successful leadership and participation within a team of white-hat hackers in assessing worldwide offices over three months and five countries along with his architecture and implementation of a secure cloud enclave for security work including as SIEM and VPN. His extensive foundation in information technology and security has been used to spearhead hundreds of projects in which he works to align his foundations with best practices and ensure maximum security with minimal business disruption.
Harry Regan, CISSP, CISM, PSP has over 35 years of experience in technology, security, and privacy and has participated with a dozen new technology companies. Harry’s career began with a role in Operations Analysis and Industrial Engineering working with telecom traffic routing, chemical process control, rail operations, and analyses of oil and gas operations. That experience fostered an interest in mathematical modeling and simulation studies and provided an opportunity to perform aircraft and missile logistic analyses, and war game simulation for the Department of Defense. Working with several employers in this environment led Harry to an introduction to both physical and cyber security.
Harry worked for a variety of engineering and consulting firms fine-tuning his perspectives on both the discipline of security as well as embracing emerging technologies for mission-critical applications. In the mid-1990s, Harry joined NASDAQ as Director of Information Security Technology which became the basis of his view and model of an operations-centric approach to integrating technological, business, and human factors into security and privacy. In 2002, Harry founded Sunstorm Security and developed an approach embedding the ideas of physical security and social engineering aspects into conventional cyber security assessments to better mimic the approaches taken by malicious attackers. After 9/11, Harry increasingly focused on the security issues surrounding critical infrastructure – specifically energy companies, financial services, healthcare, and higher education.
Harry currently serves as a Client Advisor in the Advisory Services practice of TorchLight. Harry received a BA in Economics from Catholic University and an MS in Information Technology and Operations Research from American University and has been a prolific speaker on a number of security topics.