There are two types of companies in the world: those that know they’ve been hacked, and those that don’t.
Mr. Martinez served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and provides strategic management in the IT security program guidance for CoreRecon & its clients. He has more than 16 years of experience in IT Systems Security with leading IT firms. Mr. Martinez combines an in-depth knowledge of IT Security with a comprehensive understanding of organizational needs & the rapidly emerging legislation affecting IT security.
After his military service Mr. Martinez provided IT Network Security & Physical Security for a government agency, where his knowledge grew knowing that changes should be made outside the government agency.
Prior to starting CoreRecon, he was the lead IT Systems Security Administrator for a well known credit union in South Texas. After knowing that his CTO at the credit union lacked knowledge of management & security skills, Mr. Martinez decided it was time to leave — that’s when the concept of CoreRecon was established.
Chief Technology Officer
CertificationsCISM, CISSP, CEH
Chief Financial Officer
Served as the Executive Director for the Texas Department of Information Resources. As Texas Chief Information Officer for 5 years, Karen had statewide authority over information and communications technology planning, procurement, and service delivery. As executive director, Karen led an agency that manages information technology (IT) for more than 4,400 publicly-funded entities and operates the state’s IT Security, Communications Technology Services, Cooperative Contracts, Data Center Services, and award-winning Texas.gov — the Official Website for the State of Texas.Honors & Awards
* Texas CIO of the Year – December 2014
* Dell President’s Advisory Board – 2014
* Texas Public Sector Executive of the Year – November 2012
* Computer World Premier 100 IT Leaders – 2012
* NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) Woman of the Year – 2012
System Security Engineer consultant with over 16 years of technical and managerial experience in the financial, retail and wholesale industries. Specializing in Internet-based security assessments including network, platform and web-application penetration testing.
Chris daily tasks include: conducting modem, wireless, web application, internal and external network penetration testing; Windows host, network architecture, firewall and router/switch reviews as well as policy gap analysis, risk assessments and PCI compliance audits
Provided client education services as an instructor and developer of the Ultimate Hacking Foundstone courses as well as EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) courses
Lead Network Penetration Testing and Social Engineering service lines
Presenter of “Something Smells Phishy: The Evolution of Social Engineering” at several internationally recognized security conferences Top 4 finisher in Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at Defcon 19, Defcon 20 and Skydogcon 2013
CertificationsMBA, CISSP, CEH, CWNA, PCIP, CEI, PCI-QSA
Christopher Hegg is a Senior Security Engineer and Instructor, having served 11 years in the military, is a highly motivated, results-focused Information Systems Security Professional with over 20 years of Information Technology experience in the Public/Private/Government/Military sectors. He holds several industry certifications and teaches certification courses tailored towards security, cloud and networking. He is also a founding member of the Texas Coastal Bend ISSA Chapter in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to having excellent technical, communication, presentation, and customer service skills he is a resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations.Honors & Awards * National Security Agency (NSA)/Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) – November 2012
Information Systems Security Professionals responsible for the security oversight or management of critical networks. This formal NSA and CNSS recognition indicates confidence in the competency of the professionals skills. The NSTISSI (National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security) No. 4011 National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals applies to all U.S. Government departments and agencies, as well as to its contractors. Therefore, this recognition helps meet current or future Federal employment requirements. In environments where these requirements do not apply, this recognition is to demonstrate that professionals possess the knowledge and skills needed to oversee and protect critical information infrastructures and networks.
Orlando has over 12 years in the IT industry working in the software and financial sectors. He has served in many capacities, from Technical Support Specialist to Service Desk Administrator. After joining CoreRecon, he gained valuable expertise in Cyber Security, HIPAA and PCI Compliance. His career goals include obtaining additional IT security certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in order to offer a full range of security solutions and the best quality security support possible to customers. “Many customers see IT security as intimidating, costly and frustrating whereas I find it fun to solve technical challenges. But to just solve the problem is not enough. It is important to building relationships and engage them around the solution so that they at least feel comfortable and empowered.”
What motivates me?
I get a thrill when customers see technology actually making their lives easier rather than more difficult.
CoreRecon managed to steal Orlando from a well known Credit Union in South Texas. All we had to do was offer him his own office…and his very own Keurig. 🙂
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