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Osvaldo “Ozzie” Perez – New CSFI Fellow!

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Perez, Executive Program Manager for INGRESSIVE, CSFI Fellow.

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Perez, Executive Program Manager for INGRESSIVE, CSFI Fellow.

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Perez
Executive Program Manager

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Perez is the Executive Program Manager for INGRESSIVE, a business unit within IOMAXIS.  In this capacity, Mr. Perez provides strategic guidance in leadership and management for all assessments and initiatives within the INGRESSIVE banner.  By providing outstanding management oversight and program direction, he is the primary point of contact for both current and prospective clients.

Mr. Perez joined INGRESSIVE after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army and retiring in 2014.  In his last duty assignment, he was the Program Manager and Chief for the U.S. Army Cyber Red Team (“Red Team”).  He was personally responsible for leading over 40 separate missions in support of both Army and Department of Defense assessment missions wherein critical vulnerabilities were discovered and briefed at the highest levels within combatant commands.

Mr. Perez holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and maintains certifications in CISSP, CISA, CE|H, E|CSA, C|NDA, CPT, and Security+, while also serving as a Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) as a Fellow and volunteer.  He is also heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America, where he serves as an Assistant Scout Master, as well as the Knight of Columbus.


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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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