Define the Risks
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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.
Delivering Fortune 500-level cybersecurity capabilities to the broader market in a right-sized, cost-effective model.
To optimize cybersecurity capabilities while driving towards a greater level of maturity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 program. 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.
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 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.
Michael Moten is a cybersecurity professional that has over 12 years experience in various roles in the Security Operations Center and supporting the Information Security organization. These roles have been both operational and leadership roles. Michael also has extensive experience consulting with global multi-cultural organizations across various industries.
Michael graduated from University of Memphis – Lambuth with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science. He also has a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Devry University. He has several industry certifications that include the Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) certifications.
Michael has a passion for helping others grow both professionally and personally. This includes teaching online cyber security courses and volunteering in the Memphis community to help middle and high school students learn about the Information Security field.
Katie Hewton is an IT professional with a background in data analytics and multi-system management. She has a talent for understanding complex concepts and recasting them for a broader audience. Katie has spent the last few years serving clients along the east coast as an HR system manager and implementation specialist. She was responsible for preserving the confidentiality of personal information while providing data-driven business solutions to privately held and non-profit companies.
Katie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a Division 1 varsity coxswain and remains active in the rowing community.