Founder/Principal  J.R. "Vic" Winkler

Vic brings over 30 years experience in INFOSEC/Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, systems & applications engineering, IT operations and management. He conceived, designed and built systems that solved critical needs in US National Security spaces as well as commercial Internet facing infrastructure.   He has assembled and managed extraordinary teams of writers, researchers, engineers, and developers. He is a published researcher in INFOSEC/Cyber Security and a trail-blazing expert in intrusion/anomaly detection in complex systems, including cyber/cloud and utility computing. 


Selected Cyber Security Leadership Experience

  • Author of the book on cloud security "Securing the Cloud" (Elsevier May 2011).
  • Member of the Advisory Board for StratuScape – Advising cyber security product strategy (Silicon Valley startup).
  • Chief Technologist for Security – Responsible for all aspects of Cyber Security concept, implementation and operation for Sun Microsystems Internet facing: SunGrid (1$/cpu hr), and Sun’s Public Cloud.
  • Process manager and lead author – All Cyber Security documentation, security policies and operations standards for 3 product releases (anticipated revenue in excess of $100million/annually).
  • Technical Representative, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – Member of the commission for reforming U.S. information technology export control policy.
  • Technical Representative, Steering Committee for the Information Systems Security Board (NSTAC Presidential NII Task Force).
  • Visiting Cyber Security Expert – Author of the Information Security policy for the Government of Malaysia.
  • Chief Technologist for Security, US Client Solutions – Defined and managed implementation of customer security. These solution sets drove substantial revenue for US sales.
  • Lead designer and Program Manager for a Trusted B1 Unix OS.

Program Delivery and Management

  • Chairman of the Board for the Sun Microsystems Inc. Security Technology Ambassador program (presales security engineers).
  • Member of the technical review board for Sun Microsystems Internet utility planning and development.
  • Network Intrusion Detection – Conceived and developed the first network-based intrusion detection system which became a product and led to numerous revenue generating contracts.
  • Led Security Assessment teams – Performed sensitive security assessments and reports for internal and external customers.
  • Principal Researcher and Program Manager for 4 Government funded IR&D efforts in Information/Cyber Security at PRC Inc., collectively these enabled related contract wins.
  • Program Manager for Government and DoD contracts at PRC Inc.



  • University of Maryland University College, College Park, Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (CMSC)

Employment History

  • Security architecture and cloud security strategy at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Founder and owner of (Cyber and Cloud Security consulting for private companies and editing for Elsevier Publishing)
  • Chief Technologist Security, Sun Micro. Cloud Computing (Vendor)
  • Chief Technologist for Security, Sun Micro. (Government Sales)
  • Principal Researcher INFOSEC R&D, PRC Inc. (Government Integrator)



  • SCRUM Master, Scrum Alliance



  • Numerous technical conference publications and Cyber Security marketing materials
  • Technical editor Elsevier Publishing (ongoing contract)
  • Conference Paper Evaluator