Federal Agency Cyber Security Professional
Booz Allen Hamilton
My name is Henry Bromley, and I work for Booz Allen Hamilton, a global business and government consulting firm headquartered in the metropolitan D.C. area.
My major client work is supporting federal agencies in efforts to secure cyberspace and critical cyber assets within the United States. My primary duties are to provide cyber subject matter expertise, as well as develop tools, methodologies and mathematical philosophies to analyze and report results from the Information Technology Sector Risk Assessment. As an aside, I also perform project financial management for multiple General Services Administration contracts, as well as provide risk management expertise to the deployment of online tools by another federal agency.
My job is dynamic, diverse and flexible. I spend most of my time either working out of my home office or at a client site, which provides me more time to spend with my family and to pursue other interests.
The U.S. currently has a very small research base and too few researchers to build that base of fundamental research knowledge with respect to basic cyber security investment. Our increasing dependence on information technology for finance, commerce, power and military is increasing our vulnerability to those who see cyberspace not only as a target, but seek to use cyberspace as weapon. The Information Security Master of Business Administration program at James Madison University provides an excellent platform for individuals (such as I was) who have no prior knowledge of information security best practices to receive challenging and comprehensive quality curriculum from a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education as recognized by the National Security Agency. This program has allowed me to pursue research beyond the Master's level, and I will commence my Doctor of Engineering program in the Spring of 2010 to focus my research on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
The Information Security Master of Business Administration program at James Madison University has afforded me the opportunity to transition from my former profession as a systems engineer to an information systems security professionalThe Information Security Master of Business Administration program at James Madison University has afforded me the opportunity to transition from my former profession as a systems engineer to an information systems security professional, and it has given me the practical tools and knowledge required to provide a multidiscipline approach to solving real-world complex business problems. It has also provided me with a network of likeminded academics and professionals who share my passion for valuating the effectiveness of securing business networks.