Instructor SMEs

The Federal IT Security Institute has a team of highly trained instructors with years of IT security, training and Federal government experience. To demonstrate the caliber of individuals that are involved in this project they are listed below with their qualifications and capabilities. All of these instructors are involved in the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy.

Leo Dreiger, Senior Technical Trainer

Leo owns and has operated since 1995 in which he oversees the development of policies and procedures related to data protection mechanisms. Leo plans, organizes and orchestrates risk management and customer supporting non-repudiation services, determining security vulnerabilities from a variety of modern exploit tools. He is a highly skilled IT Consultant focusing on fixing hardware related problems, software upgrades and roll outs, network repair, upgrades and purchasing, wiring documentation and design. Configuration and support for Intrusion Detection Systems, ISA server, Firewalls, and Network Security. Leo has also provided consulting services to many Federal clients to include The Department of State, The Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and more. Additionally, he has help thousands of IT professionals achieve their certifications and maintains an evaluation level above 90 percent.

Leo has the following IT security certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CHFI, CISM, Security+ and Network+.

John Dunleavy, Senior Technical Trainer

John Dunleavy is the President and Founder of the Dunleavy Group an Information Technology consulting firm. John provides world class IT support training and business Information technology security consulting services. With more than 25 years’
experience, John provides top of the line solutions for a broad range of clients and is considered an expert in information security, network design and problem solving by his peers and clients. John’s focuses much of his time consulting with businesses on how to protect their valuable electronic information from attack and theft, as well as lecturing and training staff at firms like Booz Allen Hamilton, TASC, Boeing, Teledyne and members of the US Armed Forces on information security related topics and certifications like CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), Security + and Certified Ethical Hacker. John is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and MCSE 2003 and MCITP for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

John has the following IT security certifications: CISSP, CEH, Network+ and Security+

Tyler Harding, Senior Governance Trainer

Tyler is a Principal in Kearney & Company’s IT Advisory practice with over 16 years of IT experience. Tyler's expertise is in information security, particularly in the Federal government environment. He has worked as a consultant to CIOs and Office of Inspector General’s of Federal agencies and advised his clients on implementing the mandatory security requirements promulgated by NIST. He currently teaches both the CISA and CGEIT review courses for the local ISACA chapter in the Washington, DC area.

Tyler has the following IT security certifications: FITSP-A, CISSP, CAP, CISA and CISM

Clarenence Hoop, Senior Governance Trainer

Clarence worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in various computer security positions. He retired after 40 years and by retirement he has been promoted into the Senior Executive Service. Today he teaches various certification courses to include CISSP, CE|H, and Security+. He graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Mathematics.

Clarence has the following IT security certifications: CISSP, Security+

Sam Maroon, Senior Technical Trainer

Sam is an IT Operations Instructor for the US Department of State where he teaches IT Security, Security Accounting, Secure Messaging, Secure Telephony, Crypto- Key Management, Secure Radio, Classified Equipment Lifecycle and Overseas Communication Operations. Sam was an Electronic Warfare Officer and Tactics Officer while serving in the US Air Force where he developed and taught tactics and tactics planning during the First Gulf War. He has a BS in Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Sam has the following IT security certifications: CEH

William Matthey, Senior Technical Trainer

William has been delivering security training and consulting for over 25 years. With a formidable skill set that includes management and technical skills. William is currently working on projects worldwide to develop and manage secure Enterprise solutions utilizing Windows 7 & 08 Server Technologies and advanced MIS applications for both Microsoft Corporation and the US DOD/DOS. Having worked for the US DOD and State Department William has been delivering security training and consulting services for the US government for several years. William trains DOD 8570.1 Compliance and enjoys US Security Clearance. This involves William traveling worldwide, which takes him to some interesting places. As a presenter at Tech Ed, Deep Diver Master Class and Cyber Crimes Roadshows he continues working as a Global Security Evangelist.

William has the following IT security certifications: CISSP, CISM, CEH, CASP, Security+, Network+ and A+

William Rybczynski, Senior Governance Trainer

William is the Vice President of the RPI Group Inc. and a founding member of the Federal IT Security Institute. Joining RPI in May 2011 as the VP of the Cyber security Division, he brings 15 plus years of cyber security technical and training experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He is professionally certified as a CISSP, CISM, NSA IAM and NSA IEM. He also served 20 years as a United States Marine and was selected as one of the Marine Corps first Information Assurance Technicians (MOS 0689) retiring in 2006 after serving as the Information Assurance Chief, Headquarters, C4 where his responsibilities included management of the Marine Corps Information Assurance Program. Prior to joining RPI, he successfully led his previous company to a 400% sustained increase in support to the Department of the Navy’s Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program.

William has the following IT security certifications: CISSP, CISM, Security+, IAM, and IEM

Jim Wiggins, Senior Technical Trainer

Jim Wiggins possesses over 16 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 12 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.

Additionally, Jim is the executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) named him “Educator of the Year” for the impact he is making in the federal workforce.

Jim has the following IT security certifications: FITSP-M, FITSP-O, CISSP-ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CAP, SSCP, IAM, IEM, SCNA, SCNP, SCNS, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security

Jim Wilson, Senior Technical Trainer

Jim is an experienced Information Assurance Professional paving new trails while setting the direction, the pace, and the mind-set to find complete solutions to the most challenging problems. Jim enables humans and technologies, with fact based science to defend, secure, and counter unwanted digital activities across and throughout enterprise environments. He specializes in Electronic Countermeasures, imaginative and creative solution.

Jim has the following IT security certifications: FITSP-M, CISSP, CEH, Security+ and Network+