Network Consulting Engineer (Tactical Operations)
January 2008 — Present
Team Lead for Cisco Tactical Operations' West Coast-based team. Network engineering in austere, time-sensitive crisis situations. Thought leader on cybersecurity for humanitarians and first responders, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and Nation-State threats in crisis response.
Provided engineering architecture and support for the Cisco Network Emergency Response Vehicle (NERV) and other mobile communications kits, provided training on vehicle systems, disaster response to Cisco's internal disaster response team. Briefed numerous customers (local, state, federal, DoD, etc.) on NERV capabilities. Used extensive satellite communications - VSAT, Ku, Ka, C band, GATR terminals
Evangelize concepts such as Hastily Formed Networks, cybersecurity and emergency response, and the use of social media in humanitarian and disaster relief. (#smem - @densaer on Twitter)
Architected and/or deployed networks for disaster response during Cedar Rapids Iowa flooding, June 2008 and Hurricane Ike, September 2008, Port-Au-Prince Haiti earthquake January - April 2010, San Bruno CA gas pipeline explosion, Sep. 2010, Japan quake/tsunami March 2011, Waldo Canyon Fire, Jul 2012, Hurricane Sandy, Nov 2012, Super Typhoon Haiyan, Dec 2013, Ebola virus crisis 2014-2015, and additional similar responses with first responders, military, NGO, etc. customers.
Acts as a Cisco representative to several industry and international forums on disaster relief and resiliency including:
* FEMA TechCorps
* United Nations Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET)
* International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Working Group on Emerging Technologies.
* Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Technology Advisor Network
Regularly presents on behalf of Cisco at industry forums, conferences, etc. Audiences included technical, C-level executives, political leaders and public policy makers
Team lead for Cisco's internal Medical Emergency Response Team since 2002