Mr. Gold has 18 years of experience as an Information Technology professional, with 8 years in the electric power industry. During his time as a consultant, Mr. Gold has supported utility, healthcare, law, education, entertainment, broadcast, and retail clients.
Since joining NST in 2013, Mr. Gold has worked with clients implementing secure communications with substations in compliance with the NERC CIP Standards, assisting clients with their transition from v3 to v5 of the NERC CIP Standards, and worked with clients on completing Gap Analyses and Mock Audits encompassing CIP-002 through CIP-011 (both versions 3 and 5 of the standards), Cyber Vulnerability Assessments, and Penetration Tests. Currently, Mr. Gold is working with a client as a full-time member of their Cybersecurity Team.
Prior to working with Network + Security Technologies, Mr. Gold worked for Microsoft as a Senior Consultant where he lead the integration of two newly acquired business units into the Microsoft IT infrastructure. This involved a complete network overhaul, server migration, and security review. Mr. Gold also led the development and implementation of new access control procedures for all Microsoft employees in the New York City office.
Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Gold worked as a Senior Consultant for DeepTech, Inc., a managed services provider for small to mid-sized businesses in New York City. During his tenure with DeepTech, Mr. Gold assisted clients with PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance, as well as leading security reviews utilizing the NIST SP 800 standards. He lead a team of eight consultants in providing technical support for clients, including network design, point-to-point wireless installation, web development, system administration, system backups, and disaster recovery planning. All backups and recovery plans were successfully activated during, and following, Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Mr. Gold has received a Master of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland, Global Campus.
Mr. Gold received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Cybersecurity, with a minor in Homeland Security, from the same institution.
Apple vs. The FBI - The National Debate Over Surveillance and Privacy - Inside Homeland Security, March 1, 2016
Security vs. Compliance and the Role of the Penetration Tester - Pentest Magazine, Nov 16, 2015
Ransomware: The Next Big Threat to Critical Infrastructure - Inside Homeland Security, June 1, 2014