G. Mark Hardy
G. Mark Hardy is an instructor with SANS and the founder and president of National Security Corporation. He has been providing cybersecurity expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 30 years and is an internationally recognized expert who has spoken at over 250 events worldwide. G. Mark serves on the Advisory Board of CyberWATCH, an Information Assurance/Information Security Advanced Technology Education Center of the National Science Foundation.
A retired U.S. Navy Captain, he was privileged to serve in command nine times, including responsibility for leadership training for 70,000 sailors. He also served as wartime Director, Joint Operations Center, for US Pacific Command, and Assistant Director of Technology and Information Management for Naval Logistics in the Pentagon, with responsibility for infosec, public key infrastructure, and Internet security. Captain Hardy was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, and 24 other medals and decorations.