Scott began his adventures with the government 20 years ago as a contractor supporting unclassified desktops at Sandia National Laboratories, after already establishing his technical skills in a small technology company as well as in retail computer support. He quickly rose to a lead technical and teaching position and thrived while being responsible for multiple remote locations.
Shortly thereafter, he was identified to help implement a major restructuring of classified computing. Upon completion of that project he was tapped to lead classified computing support for Sandia’s Military Liaison group. While with Military Liaison, he engaged in Information Assurance, policy development and accreditation. After successfully leading the group through a full cyber audit by DOE oversight, Scott was approached to become an Information System Security Officer in Sandia’s high security classified area.
Scott oversaw the development and implementation of all system security plans, computer policies and procedures, incident response, forensics, and cyber security posture in this role. After several successful years, Scott turned full time to cyber security Research and Development, becoming embedded with an internal program, and also supporting all aspects of their multiple networks, including desktop/application support, server administration, network security, encryption implementation, documentation and accreditation.
Scott was also utilized in a wider support role for Sandia National Labs, advising numerous partners and customers, mentoring new hires, and interfacing with external entities.