Ty was employed for over 30 years at Microsoft Corporation and launched Cyber Defense West in early 2021. Initially an IEEE communications Architect & Engineer, he wrapped up his Microsoft tour as a Senior Leader with responsibilities across North, Central, and South America in CyberSecurity Response, COVID Urgent Response, and Modern Workplace Solutions.
Ty is a US Navy veteran with a background in US Naval Soviet Intelligence. He is an active community member of Maple Valley and founder of the CRU foundation, a non-profit which assist over 24 different charities to include Vine Maple Place, Maple Valley Foodbank, CFF and Multiple Sclerosis Society to name a few by increasing awareness and funding. Ty is a member of the National Cyber Security Alliance, Information Systems Security Association International, and the Maple Valley & Covington Chambers of Commerce.
Ty is certified in the CyberSecurity Playbook by MIT and holds executive and management certifications from the Wharton Business School, Harvard Business School and Cornell Law School. When not working on his non-profit missions he enjoys active participation in Motorsports, physical fitness and relaxing with his wife Cassandra deep in the hills of the Cascades.
Meet the core Cyber Defense West team! (Bios to come)
Alex Moore - Sophos Certified Security Engineer/NCSA Champion
Alice Gu- CyberSec Community Development
Brandon Ellett - Data Privacy Analyst
Mike Saporito - Security Awareness Office
Katherine Chen - Cyber Professional, Cognitive Sciences
Lee Johnson - CyberSec Products, Engineering & Tools
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