T-Rex adds Allen Harper as cybersecurity EVP
Greenbelt, MD-based T-Rex Solutions, LLC announced on July 13 that Marine Corps veteran, entrepreneur and cybersecurity executive Dr. Allen Harper joined the organization as executive vice president of cybersecurity. Dr. Harper will lead the company’s delivery of secure cloud services to the Federal government.
“We’re thrilled Dr. Harper is joining our team to help us continue to modernize government’s largest systems and protect its most valuable data.” said T-Rex CEO Seth Moore. “As we work to build, secure, and integrate mission-critical systems, we will look to Allen’s leadership and commitment to the mission to relentlessly drive innovation.”
Dr. Harper joins T-Rex after a career serving in the military and leading in industry and academia. As an officer in the Marine Corps, Dr. Harper led IT and cybersecurity in Western Iraq before retirement. He began a cybersecurity consulting business which was acquired in six years, where he specialized in ethical hacking, offensive security, penetration testing and reverse engineering. He most recently served as the department chair and cyber program director at Liberty University.
“I look forward to building on T-Rex’s success with the 2020 Decennial Census to expand our offerings and enhance Federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture,” said Harper. “I bring an attacker’s mindset and a proactive cybersecurity approach to inform how we help agencies move critical services and assets to the cloud securely.”
Dr. Harper authored six best-selling books and is the lead author of the Gray Hat Hacking series, now in 5th edition. Dr. Harper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree of science in computer science and information assurance from the Naval Post Graduate School, and earned his Ph.D. in business and IT from Capella University.