CIBR Ready works with businesses and government agencies to provide information and data security at the appropriate levels across a wide variety of sectors and activities.
No two enterprises are exactly alike and each has its own security needs within the broader spectrum of requirements associated with their industry and customers. There is no “one size fits all” solution. So, what will yours look like?
Why CIBR Ready?
CIBR Ready was conceived to provide both turnkey and custom Cyber Security solutions to businesses and public sector agencies lacking either the expertise or capacity (or both) to address these complex and evolving needs on their own.
A Ball of Confusion
Despite efforts within the IT industry and government to establish clear standards of cyber readiness, few reliable standards or best practices have emerged that can be easily understood and applied universally. Even those that have (such as the NIST standards) don’t necessarily apply equally across the industries, sectors, platforms, and protocols that make up our connected world.
Untangling YOUR Sector
CIBR Ready exists to make the complex simple for your particular business and industry. By assessing your unique security needs, we can recommend and help you implement the standards and practices that will ensure you and your customers cyber peace of mind! In other words, you’ll be CIBR Ready!
Although the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats makes it impossible for anyone to guarantee your lines of defense won’t ever be breached, the Certified CIBR Ready seal means you’re taking every precaution and are prepared and able to protect and defend, recuperate and remediate, if or when an attack ensues.
What we can guarantee, is that when you engage with CIBR Ready, you’ll have an able partner to assess and implement the security measures needed to keep yours and your customers data and systems safe from the cyber threats of our times. Whether the resources required are human, intellectual, or technological, CIBR is READY to serve.
Who Are We?
Tony is the Founder of one of America’s leading and most innovative IT Networking and Cyber Security technical colleges, MyComputerCareer. After 20-years as an IT professional, technical trainer, and training executive, Tony founded the school with the goal of “changing lives” through careers in IT. He has led the growth of his program, from a single campus graduating a couple hundred students annually, to a nationally recognized institution that serves over 5,000 students a year.
Recognizing the deficit in Cyber Security expertise in the IT community globally, Tony began training students early to fill that void. CIBR Ready is the next step of information security service bringing this needed expertise into the hands of large and small businesses and other organizations everywhere.
After exemplary service in the US Marines as a critical Communications Chief and pioneering IT instructor, Grant entered the civilian world as an instructor at MyComputerCareer where his distinguished performance soon placed him in the role of Campus Director in Columbus, OH. There, Grant piloted the school’s first ONLINE Cyber Security program hosting the online classroom at his facility.
Grant’s continued leadership in Cyber Security and his Marine experience led him to the position of Executive Director of Military Programs where he continued to expand both his technical expertise and the school’s outreach to all branches of the US Military. In 2019 Grant assumed the leadership role at CIBR Ready during its start-up phase. He was also appointed to the Training & Certifications Sub-committee of the National Institute for Standards & Time’s (NIST) Initiative on Cyber Security Education where he provides a voice of leadership to emerging Cyber technology education standards in the US.
Primary directive - deal with the Cyber Security workforce shortage.
Travis Jones brings over eighteen years of Information Technology experience to the CIBR Ready team. Experienced in both Microsoft Windows and VMware virtualization, Travis has developed operational models, processes, procedures, and organizational structures for maintaining and maturing the IT infrastructure in numerous network environments. He has also built both physical and virtual servers from the ground up.
Travis' cybersecurity credentials include datacenter infrastructure and multiple VMware ESX host systems. He has worked on multiple Federal contracts with CIFUS and or Sensitive Clearances. His years of experience in integration, installation, and administration of these systems, Microsoft Windows and Linux systems give Travis a unique set of credentials to help our clients optimize their networks and server environments no matter the platform. Travis is a customer-centered professional who looks forward to serving your information security needs.
After retiring as a U.S. Navy Corpsman, Alan entered the Internet Service Provider community in the Washington D.C. area starting as a Network Engineer and ultimately serving as a Director of Wide Area Network Services and Security for a major ISP’s national business office infrastructure.
From there, Alan transitioned to the dynamic technical training world where he excelled as an instructor delivering classes ranging from entry-level IT skills to ethical hacking and penetration testing in the cybersecurity specialty. Having served as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Director of Education, Director of Curriculum and an advisor on CompTIA’s Instructor Network, Alan is now leveraging his classroom experience to build cyber-range exercises that produce cyber-ready employees for businesses and other organizations everywhere.
Prior to CIBR Ready, Andrew helped develop applications for Durham County as an IT Support Specialist. His work earned him recognition at the state level. He’ll now use that knowledge to develop apps for CIBR Range, CIBR Ready’s exclusive attack simulation software.
Andrew is a New York native who enjoys his free time editing videos and gaming with friends.
Sarah Lynch is the Senior Executive Administrator for Cyber Institute for Battle Readiness. In this role, she supports both CIBR Ready and CIBR Warriors by providing agile office management and exceptional customer service. Prior to joining CIBR, Sarah worked as an Executive Assistant to a number of C-Level individuals in a wide range of industries, and has over 20 years of customer service experience. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY).
Hailing from Rochester, NY, Sarah loves living in North Carolina! Her weekends are spent hiking with her husband and son or going to the beach. She is an avid reader and amateur photographer.
Sam Galati is Senior Security Operation Center Supervisor for CIBR Ready. He brings over 10 years of customer service experience with 6 of those years in technical support.
Sam graduated from MyComputerCareer in 2014 and previously worked for the IT career school as a Tier II Technician. He holds several professional certifications including Network+ and brings a high level of experience and knowledge in operational support, troubleshooting, remote assistance and network configuration.
In his free time, Sam loves playing video and board games and snuggling next to his kittens, Toast and Waffles.
Kevin Phillips is CIBR Ready’s Senior Developer. He brings over 10 years of experience in web and mobile application development. He began teaching rudimentary computer game programming to himself in middle school using Microsoft’s Visual Basic language and landed his first paid programming internship while still in high school.
Kevin has an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Wake Technical Community College. He lives in Wake County with his wife and dog and enjoys practicing martial arts in his free time (along with playing and coding games).
Crystal Lee is the Product Manager for CIBR Ready. She brings over 10 years of experience in education from around the world with 7 years’ experience managing projects with globally diverse teams.
Crystal graduated from Indiana University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communications and Education. She has led teams in curriculum development for online implementation, completed Learning Management Systems migration, and mentored hundreds of teachers in virtual classrooms.
In her free time, Crystal enjoys playing board and video games, sculpting miniature food, woodworking, hiking, and watching movies with her two daughters.
Dr. Julie Hewitt is a Senior Curriculum Specialist for CIBR Ready. She brings 20+ years of experience among higher education, K12 education, and training and development in industry. Julie is a committed lifelong learner who earned her PhD in Computing Technology in Education from the College of Computing and Engineering at Nova Southeastern University. She has also held a variety of professional certifications recognizing the value those specializations afford.
Before joining CIBR Ready, Julie was in higher education for 14 years. Her areas of leadership and responsibility throughout that time spanned instruction, faculty development, program/course design and delivery, academic technologies, research, assessment, and educational administration (student services).
Prior to higher education, Julie’s work experiences were in the K-12 environment as a secondary education teacher, volleyball coach, and district technology coordinator and in the corporate world as a business and training systems analyst for a large aerospace company.