Dean has over 13 years of experience in multiple areas of cyber security. These areas include computer forensics, incident response, penetration testing, physical security assessments and vendor assessments. He is a former licensed private investigator and executive protection specialist, conducting traditional investigations melded with cyber security as well as providing protective services to clients. These two modalities augment his cyber security experience because they utilize real-world scenarios, which translate well to securing all aspects of a corporate environment. He has worked for fortune 100 companies in executive positions and currently is the CISO for MARTA. He has completed many individual consulting jobs, from penetration testing to full gap assessments. Part of his volunteering consisted of providing computer forensic help to the Villa Rica Police department. Dean also was the Executive Director of RECON, an all-volunteer organization that assisted local law enforcement with searching for missing and abducted children. Dean believe that security and business success can go hand in hand and he has worked hard in every organization to provide security, yet help the business be successful.