Responsible for the SecureWorks Cyber Threat Analysis Centers (CTAC), the Counter Threat Unit (CTU) Security Research Group and the company’s global Incident Response (IR) Teams. The CTAC includes GIAC certified security analysts, ranging from front line triage personnel to senior intrusion analysts. The CTU is comprised of the nation’s top security experts who identify and analyze emerging cyber threats as well as support incident response engagements with relevant threat intelligence and adversarial context. The CTU also develops high fidelity endpoint and network countermeasures in support of thousands of managed security clients worldwide.
Before joining SecureWorks, Colonel (Ret) Barry R. Hensley was the Director of the Army’s Global Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC). While at the AGNOSC, he was responsible for directing the operations and defense of the Army’s portion of the Global Information Grid (GIG) consisting of over 1.2 million users. The AGNOSC integrated key cyber functions spanning operations, intelligence, resource management, and strategic planning for the Army while leading US Department of Defense (DoD) in many critical network security initiatives.
COL (Ret) Hensley was also the Director of Operations, Joint Task Force Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), which was incorporated into today’s U.S. Cyber Command. JTF-GNO directed the operations and defense of the DoD global network ensuring the availability, integrity, and security of seven million computer systems across 3,500 posts, camps and stations. These responsibilities included guiding the actions of 64 worldwide operations and security centers (6,000+ personnel) to deliver mission critical voice, video, and data services.
COL (Ret) Hensley served in various leadership positions within the communications and information security career field throughout his 24 year Army career to include assignments with United States Special Operations Command and deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Somalia, and Iraq.COL (Ret) Hensley holds a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University, an M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the National War College. COL Hensley was named the 2009 Georgia Southern University Alumnus of the Year for the College of Information Technology and was named by Federal Computer Week as a 2008 “Federal 100” winner, a select group of top executives in the Federal IT industry.