Linus Barloon II



Senior Cyber Security Engineer for Cyber and IT Research, Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) and former Cyberspace Officer, White House Communications Agency

Linus Barloon II is an experienced program management executive, cybersecurity and information systems leader, who brings more than 12 years of proven results in directly relevant information assurance (IA), remotely deployed information security, and secure communications infrastructure initiatives across the military and civilian landscape. Now retired from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) after 24 years of service, he works as the Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where he designs and develops leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations.

He is also highly regarded for his subject matter expertise in applying real-world cybersecurity, cryptography, engineering, and information technology (IT) solutions to business needs, he is experienced in identifying associated risks, following NIST standards and guidelines for risk management and IA policy, and implementing information security techniques and network protocols that protect and restore wired and wireless IT and other networked systems, services, and capabilities supporting mission-critical applications.

In Linus’ previous role, he led all Cyber efforts to protect, detect, react and recover from the Cyber threat for networks supporting the White House Military Office. Linus, regarded as an expert and explainer, is also described as being one of the precious few who can both drive the execution and explain the cyber-challenges to laymen. He revolutionized the White House Communications Agency's cyber-program by consolidating operations and staff from four directorates into a single organization for real-time cyber-analysis and defense. And while defending the network used by the president, he also collaborated with everyone from the Senate Cyber Working Group to Air National Guard units to promote measurable, repeatable risk-based approaches.

In 2014, Linus was recognized as Federal 100 Award Winner for being a government leader who played a pivotal role in the federal government IT community. Linus is a member of the International Council on Cyber Security and on the Board of Directors for the Governor of Virginia Cyber Security project Semper Secure.

Linus holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

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Event Information

DATE:
Thursday, May 22, 2014

TIME:
7:30AM - 2:00PM

COST:
FREE for government and military attendees

LOCATION:
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001