Mr. Wheat is the Senior Director of Solutions Consulting at @Risk Technologies as a Technical Director sitting at the Nexus of Sales, Deployment, Operations and Product Development. Interacting directly with customer C-Suite and Technical Staff to drive Sales, Customer Satisfaction and Innovation back into the platform. Mr. Wheat provides Operational and Cyber Security Analytical guidance both externally and internally and interacts directly providing technical guidance to @Risk partners. He is a national security leadership professional and data scientist with hands on leadership, technical and systems engineering background in Security Operations Center (SOC) design and management, big data architectures, large scale multi-million dollar project management, big data analysis, cyber analysis, network architecture, network security, wireless technologies, telecom and software development. As a Vice President he organized and led a global deployment organization in the Telco industry. Mr. Wheat has provided strategic planning and execution in a number of his leadership roles. Mr. Wheat also has extensive and recent hands on experience in IBM platforms (QRadar, Netezza, Connections, IBM Content Analytics, Cognos) and holds a number of certifications in Big Data.
Mr Wheat was recently Director of Cyber Operations worldwide for Qualitest managing and building cyber security services to support QualiTest’s Application and Cyber testing. Mr. Wheat drives Global development supporting on site, near shore and offshore testing in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In that role he was on contract acting as the Sr Security Strategist at the world’s largest beverage company’s Next Generation SOC in Bangalore India. He was in charge of Technical and Operational leadership, recruitment and hiring of key personnel, as well as guiding the automation and threat analytics team. Recently he provided both architectural and operational consulting to multiple large health care organizations in both the advancement of the SOC through data analytics and optimization of SIEM platforms as well as the development of threat intelligence cells to provide proactive (Shift Left) response to pending threats. Mr. Wheat provided leadership and guidance to the security personnel as well as insight and recommendations to the executive levels.
Mr. Wheat has also acted as a Senior Engineering Consultant for various parts of DoD and has national security experience in the following areas: network security and operations, requirements generation relative to DoD policy, insider threats, information security and assurance as well as compliance policy plan development and roll out. He also has an extensive background in Telco data and wireless network design and implementation as well as extensive experience in business development and proposal generation in both the commercial and government sectors.