PAUL NETOPSKI

Paul is the founder and owner of Critical Prism Defense LLC, a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) cybersecurity consultancy.  Before that, Paul served in various cybersecurity and information technology roles in the space and defense industry for over 20 years.  He specialized in bringing multiple disciplines of IT and cybersecurity under a single umbrella to provide synchronous full lifecycle management of services for engineering and product development teams, from concept and design all the way through decommissioning.  Paul served in the United States Navy for 6 years as an electronics technician with duties overlapping electronics, information technology and cybersecurity.  Paul holds several certifications (CISSP, C|CISO, C|EH, ITILv3) and participates in professional organizations including general business (ABA), national defense (NDIA, SENEDIA, UTIC), industrial security (NCMS), cybersecurity (RIMS, ISSA, (ISC)2 [including local chapters]), contract management (NCMA), autonomous vehicles (AUVSI) and supply chain (CSCMP, APICS/ASCM).  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University.  Paul is a CMMC Provisional Instructor, Provisional Assessor and Registered Practitioner.



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