Join us for a discussion with veteran threat hunter Bruce Parkman as he shares his experiences hunting the bad guys on the front lines across physical and cyberspace, including missions with U.S. Special Forces.
Mr. Parkman entered the Army in 1980 and spent 21 years in the service, including 18 years as a Green Beret serving in a variety of assignments in 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups and with the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School before retiring as a Sergeant Major in May of 2001. After retirement and post 9-11, he deployed overseas as a technician in support of the Afghanistan invasion and used that experience to start a defense contracting company called NEK that became one of the largest providers of technical, tactical and cyber training to the Special Operations Community and established companies in Australia and the UAE.
Mr. Parkman is currently the CEO of MainNerve, a cyber-security risk management company that provides compliance services and penetration testing to support cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) requirements for companies of all sizes. MainNerve is a nationally recognized brand in the penetration testing markets and supports companies in all economic verticals of the economy from technology, manufacturing and retail companies to financial/banking and telecommunications firms. The company also provides support to numerous compliance requirements to include NIST, PCI, HIPAA, NERC, ISO and others.
Mr. Parkman graduated from Methodist College with honors (Summa Cum Laude) receiving a B.S. in Business Administration and from Webster University with a M.A. in Security Administration. He is also a founding Director of the Green Beret Foundation, Chairman of the Board for the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation and remains involved with Project Next Ridgeline, an initiative to help veterans reintegrate into society.