Executive Circle

Rodney DeCarteret
Member and Senior Executive for Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC
Member and CEO of Focused Cyber, LLC.

Rodney brings more than 19 years of government service experience that spans the entire information technology (IT) lifecycle as both a member of the United States Army and as a government contractor supporting the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security and Intelligence Community (IC). Prior to founding Cyber Defense Solutions with Marc Saldana, Rodney held several senior positions as a government contractor, including Analytical Services and Coordination Lead (Threat, IAVA, Network System/Media and Malware Analysis) for Joint Task Force - Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), Principle Cyber Security Engineer for a US Congress SOC, and Cyber Threat Watch Analyst and Section Lead for the Network and Trend Analysis section of the Cyber Intel Center, 1st IO CMD. Rodney is a service-disabled veteran who served 8 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves . His military assignments include Shift lead (Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge) for the Communications Engineering branch of the 335th Theater Signal Command, providing communications engineering for South West Asia during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, earning him a Bronze Star, as well as several technical supervisor positions as a Non-Commissioned Officer while stationed at Fort Hood Texas and Camp Casey Korea. In addition to being a Senior Executive at CDS, Rodney has supported several prime contractors as a member of CDS, in roles such as Principle or Lead Incident Responder (PENTCIRT/ DIA DCNDC), Lead Security Engineer (Congress), and lead of the Digital Analytics Branch (Media and Malware Analysis/Reverse Engineering) at the US-CERT. He holds a MBA in IT Mgmt, as well as degrees in Business information systems and Electronic Switching Systems, and has or has had held several certifications from Microsoft, ISC2, ISACA, SANS/GIAC, EC-Council and CompTIA, including but not limited to the CISSP, CISA, CEH and GREM.