Define the Risks
Defend the Assets

Enterprise Strategy
Operational Focus
Right-sized Solutions

Our Company

LeveL5Cyber was forged by a group of experienced leaders highly skilled in the protection of critical infrastructure, sensitive data, regulated environments, and the many organizations that are at the very heart of keeping our nation running. With decades of hands-on experience, LeveL5Cyber is committed to providing the highest caliber cyber consulting services that were built with people, processes, and solutions in mind. Our solutions are designed to reduce the risk and exposure to organizations to help ensure they can defend against today’s advanced threat actors and can continue to operate effectively. We are proud of our valued team members and the culture that we have built, which is why our employees are at the foundation of all that we do.

Our Mission

Delivering Fortune 500-level cybersecurity capabilities to the broader market in a right-sized, cost-effective model.

Our Vision

To optimize cybersecurity capabilities while driving towards a greater level of maturity.

Our Leadership Team

Our Core Values

  • Integrity – We conduct ourselves at all times in a manner that is ethical and professional, with honesty, respect, and fairness.
  • Customer Focus – We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers.
  • Culture – We have an unceasing passion to empower our teams and advance our customers in energizing and fun ways.
  • Relationships – We build our relationships based on trust and respect.
  • Commitment – We are committed every day to excellence, our team, and those that we serve.

PJ Maloney

CEO

PJ Maloney, CEO

Quick CV

  • Created numerous new business and start-up commercial units.
  • Extensive cybersecurity experience across Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Manufacturing and Banking
  • Balanced understanding between government and commercial cyber challenges.

PJ brings 40 years of corporate client experience coupled with his role in the creation of Lockheed Martin’s Commercial Cyber organization in 2012 which was eventually sold to Capgemini in 2018. Prior to this, he was hired by KPMG Consulting to help launch their IPO as BearingPoint Consulting in 2001.

During his 14 years with Oracle, PJ managed a global team of 80 persons responsible for one of their largest Financial Services clients. This was during Oracle’s hyper-acquisition and integration efforts in 2008 when he helped clients optimize their Enterprise technology investments to maximize shareholder value.

PJ holds a B. Sc. degree from Villanova University’s Business School and is actively involved with numerous cybersecurity associations focused on regulatory mandates.

PJ Maloney, CEO

Quick CV

  • Created numerous new business and start-up commercial units.
  • Extensive cybersecurity experience across Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Manufacturing and Banking
  • Balanced understanding between government and commercial cyber challenges.

Anthony Morrone

EVP Strategy

Anthony Morrone, EVP for Strategy

Quick CV

  • Developed and managed Citigroup’s CGTI’s Perimeter Security Team
  • Co-Founder of e-DMZ Security, an MSSP and PAM product company
  • CISO of DuPont Company
  • Provided security leadership for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at Citigroup and DuPont

Anthony has 33 years’ experience in IT, focusing the last 25 years in the information security industry. For the past 15 years Anthony has led multiple teams at DuPont, including the global security organization. As the Chief Information Security Officer, he was accountable for risk management, cyber defense, education and awareness, access administration and infrastructure security. He has focused his career on improving the cyber maturity of the corporation as measured by the NIST CyberSecurity Framework. Anthony also provided Security governance and architectural guidance for DuPont’s Merger and Acquisitions, including the merger and spin of Dow, divestiture of IFF and integration of DuPont’s Water business acquisitions.

As a security professional, Anthony has worked in multiple verticals including the public sector and financial industry, working for MBNA and Citi Group. Anthony was also co-founder of e-DMZ Security LLC, an MSSP focused on securing high risk process control networks and Privileged Access Management (PAM). Together with his partner, they organically grew the MSSP and product business, until they successfully sold the MSSP operations to what is now Capgemini and the PAM product business was sold to Dell / Quest.

Anthony attended the University of Delaware, BA in Math, minor in Computer and Information Sciences and serves on University of Delaware’s CyberSecurity Initiative Advisory Board. Anthony was also a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Anthony Morrone, EVP for Strategy

Quick CV

  • Developed and managed Citigroup’s CGTI’s Perimeter Security Team
  • Co-Founder of e-DMZ Security, an MSSP and PAM product company
  • CISO of DuPont Company
  • Provided security leadership for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at Citigroup and DuPont

Michael Piccalo

EVP Delivery

Michael Piccalo, EVP for Delivery

Quick CV

  • Decorated combat veteran with almost 10 years of service to his nation
  • Held Top Secret clearance for 12 years
  • Spent the last 18 years primarily focused on securing Operational Technology (OT) and Critical Infrastructure
  • Client-first focus

Michael Piccalo brings nearly 30 years of experience to the cybersecurity industry focused on both the federal and private sectors. The first ten years of his career were in the United States Air Force where he proudly served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm before serving in the follow-on humanitarian relief effort, Operation Provide Comfort, early in his career. Working in the Communications and Intelligence fields, Michael had also served on numerous other deployments around the globe throughout his military career before leaving as a decorated combat veteran and shifting his focus to protect the private sector.

As part of the private sector, Michael has spent the last 20 years working for and with esteemed organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Lockheed Martin, Leidos and many others in the high-risk manufacturing and Critical Infrastructure sectors where the majority of his focus has been advising clients on how to secure their Operational Technology (OT) environments, including alignment to internal and regulatory standards.

In addition to his nearly 30 years of experience, Michael also holds a B. Sc. degree in Information Technology as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation since 2002, the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification since 2018 and the GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID) certification since early 2019.

Michael Piccalo, EVP for Delivery

Quick CV

  • Decorated combat veteran with almost 10 years of service to his nation
  • Held Top Secret clearance for 12 years
  • Spent the last 18 years primarily focused on securing Operational Technology (OT) and Critical Infrastructure
  • Client-first focus

Greg Carrico

EVP Portfolio & Security

Greg Carrico, EVP for Portfolio & Security

Quick CV

  • 20+ years cybersecurity experience in fortune 500 companies
  • Deep technical hands on experience
  • CISSP, SSCP, and AWS certifications
  • Work with and lead large security teams

Greg began his security career back in 1997 as a cybersecurity operator and analyst for a Silicon Valley startup company. As the risks, needs, and threats changed, Greg pursued a variety of hands on roles within traditional IT and datacenter operations, Operational Technology environments, and cloud service provider landing zones prior to transitioning into leading security programs within Financial Services and Healthcare verticals. Seeing a need to protect data and information for the greater community, he then moved into leading consulting efforts for Fortune 500 organizations throughout the world.

Greg pursued a BS in Mathematics in the early 90’s and also has multiple vendor specific accreditations. Additionally, he holds his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) designations.

Greg Carrico, EVP for Portfolio & Security

Quick CV

  • 20+ years cybersecurity experience in fortune 500 companies
  • Deep technical hands on experience
  • CISSP, SSCP, and AWS certifications
  • Work with and lead large security teams

Marianne Swarter

Senior Director

Quick CV

  • Developed and led Information Security Risk Management team
  • Defined and developed a global end-to-end information security risk management process
  • Established vendor risk management processes
  • Managed information security awareness program

Marianne Swarter is a results-driven Risk Management Leader with over 23 years’ experience building and strengthening information security processes world-wide. Throughout her 30-year tenure with DuPont, Marianne has built a reputation for developing strategies, producing new business models, and building out essential programs. For the past seven years, Marianne built and led an Information Security Risk Management team. She was responsible for developing, organizing, directing and leading the global security risk management program. She has focused her career on strengthening the corporation’s information security posture.

In addition to her 23 years of experience, Marianne attended Wilmington University, Information Systems Management and Digital Media. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Quick CV

  • Developed and led Information Security Risk Management team
  • Defined and developed a global end-to-end information security risk management process
  • Established vendor risk management processes
  • Managed information security awareness program

Dan Callahan

Senior Director, Strategy Development

Quick CV

  • Developed the vision, business case and go-to market strategy for PerformanScore(TM), a performance based skills assessment for Cyber Operators
  • Launched a DoD Cyber Training Program into the Commercial Sector for public consumption
  • Collaborated with the private sector, US Government Agencies and Academia on many National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) programs across K-20 and the Workforce
  • Designed and Developed CyberSecurity (IT) and Cyber Safety (OT) Awareness Training Programs

Dan Callahan brings nearly 30 years experience in the learning and development industry with 12 years specific to cybersecurity. Dan’s roles ranged from Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Product Development. Dan’s specialty is understanding the workforce competency levels needed across the Information Assurance and SecOps domain areas and how they apply across work-roles within the commercial and federal sectors. Dan’s cyber experience ranges from cyber specific certification industry providers, DoD cyber mission contractors and a global commercial sector cyber service provider. Dan holds a BA from Marist College and played Division 1 Soccer.

Quick CV

  • Developed the vision, business case and go-to market strategy for PerformanScore(TM), a performance based skills assessment for Cyber Operators
  • Launched a DoD Cyber Training Program into the Commercial Sector for public consumption
  • Collaborated with the private sector, US Government Agencies and Academia on many National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) programs across K-20 and the Workforce
  • Designed and Developed CyberSecurity (IT) and Cyber Safety (OT) Awareness Training Programs