Alex Rice is a senior consultant with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, seven years of which have focused on the software and cyber security industry. His experience includes extensive work in architectural risk assessment, application vulnerability assessment, static analysis, and network penetration testing as well as supplier risk management. Since joining NST in 2017, Mr. Rice as participated in numerous NERC CIP Cyber Vulnerability Assessments including as a project lead for several such engagements. He has also participated in NERC CIP Mock Audits.
Mr. Rice has over five years of experience in Information Technology specializing in software and cyber security. He has a broad range of experience in IT risk management, including architecture analysis, secure code review, vendor risk management, and vulnerability assessment.
Prior to joining NST, Mr. Rice was a security consultant with a leading software security firm. In his previous role, he applied his expertise in architectural risk assessment and application vulnerability assessment in the service of several large financial institutions. Mr. Rice has assisted his clients in growing and maturing security initiatives focused on software development lifecycle and organizational security posture. He also developed skills in cloud security assessment, wireless network analysis, and is adept in PHP and other coding/scripting languages.
Mr. Rice has been working with technology from a young age and has been writing code since he was in high school. His interest in technology began to focus on security as he worked to secure his own software and assess the efficacy his own security controls.
Mr. Rice has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Salisbury University.