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THOUGHTS ON CYBER WARFARE

Presidential Volunteer Service Award for CSFI Volunteer Work

Arvin Verma, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) Fellow and an Officer in the US Navy Reserves serving as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer (Designator 1815), is presented with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for CSFI volunteer work on cyber security projects. He was also presented with a CSFI Challenge coin.

Arvin Verma, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) Fellow and an Officer in the US Navy Reserves serving as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer (Designator 1815), is presented with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for CSFI volunteer work on cyber security projects. He was also presented with a CSFI Challenge coin.

Arvin Verma is an extremely passionate and dedicated cyber security professional currently working as a third party security risk management specialist at PepsiCo. He has previously worked at organizations such as Ernst and Young, Boeing, and Navistar, providing and delivering a diverse set of technical and business solutions across the information technology and cybersecurity arena.

During his time at Boeing, he has filed 4 invention disclosures with one submission being granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. He was also recognized with the prestigious title of ‘Boeing Inventor’ for his contributions.

Arvin is a graduate of Northern Illinois University’s College of Business (2011) with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate of DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (2014) with a master’s degree in Information Systems (concentration in Systems Integration and Information Security and Compliance).

In addition to his formal education and work experience, Arvin is ISC2 CISSP certified, CompTIA Security+ certified and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certified. He is currently working on obtaining the CISM and CRISC certifications.

Outside of his professional career, Arvin is proudly serving as a direct commission officer in the US Navy Reserves as a Cryptologic Warfare officer (Designator 1815). Additionally, he is a dedicated collaborator with the Cybersecurity Forum Initiative and guest lecturer for NIU’s Operations Management and Information Systems department and Association of IT Professionals student group.

In his spare time, he likes to play tennis, golf, collect and play vintage guitars, vinyl records and various action video games. He also spends his spare time working on and repairing classic and high end sports cars.

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Filed under: CYBER WARFARE, CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS

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.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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