Hi, I'm Shon Gerber
I am a Cybersecurity professional who has been serving in the Cyber Security Field for over 21 years teaching and training people, just like you! I have been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2009 and I didn’t pass it the first time…but no more!
I started my career wanting to be an airline pilot and as a result I ended up joining the military to achieve my dreams. As a result, I ended up being Weapons System Officer (WSO) flying B-1B Bombers (Yea Baby!) for the United States Air Force.
However, God had a different plan for my life and in a short period an opportunity occurred for me to be part of an elite group of military hackers…USAF Red Team. Our mission was to expose gaps in military computer systems so that proper protections could be implemented to protect national security. I was blessed to eventually become the Commander of the 177th Information Aggressor Squadron (IAS) and retired after 10 wonderful years.
After deciding to leave the military, was fortunate to begin working for one of the largest multi-national companies in the world as a Security Architect. Over a period of the next 11 years, I have been the manager of a Security Operations Center (SOC) managing a team of 15 Security Analysts. My current role is as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a multi-billion-dollar company that has manufacturing locations all over the globe.
Lastly, I am just finishing up my tenure as an Adjunct Professor at a local college (Wichita State University) in Kanas teaching Cyber Security Risk Management and Cyber Physical systems.
As you can see, my career has been crazy and fun…but that is not what I am most proud of for my life. I have been incredibly blessed to be married to my gorgeous wife Trish for 30 years. God has blessed us with seven children, three biological and four born from their hearts that yearn to answer the call of “caring for the orphans.” This calling has taken us to China three times and once to Uganda. I have a grandchild, a son-in-law, future daughter in-law, and potentially another son-in-law from Sri Lanka. Lastly, Trish and I have another daughter who lives in Russia with her family and she will always have a very special place in our hearts…We love you Alsu!
CISSPCyberTraining.com and ReduceCyberRisk.com were created to offer up a practical and actionable guidance for students wanting to pass the CISSP Exam and grow and enhance their cybersecurity career.
Bottom-line: I want to provide you the skills you need to pass the CISSP Exam the FIRST time!
What is my mission?
The site and the associated content was created for the sole purpose of providing a centralized location where individuals can receive the knowledge and necessary training to assist in helping member pass the CISSP exam the first time!
CCT's mission is to provide robust training to individuals via audio, video and personal training to better prepare them for a career in cybersecurity. Through this direct and indirect training the cybersecurity workforce is better prepared to protect and defend society from the "Evil Hacker Horde".
Reduce Cyber Risk / CISSP Cyber Training Podcast
Check out my weekly podcasts that delve deep into the relevant topics related to each of CISSP domains. In addition, I will go over specific questions and they can be interpreted and answered.Listen Podcast