Meet Ken May, CEO of Swift Chip, and a cybersecurity expert with more than a dozen industry certifications. He has spent years honing his skills and staying up to date on the latest advancements in the industry while gaining experience in the field of offensive threat modeling, digital information security analytics, intrusion detection, and response.
Since 2009, Ken has been dedicated to leading his team, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of cybersecurity. Along with his role at Swift Chip, Ken is also a Community Instructor for SANS, the world’s largest and most respected Information Security Certification Preparation company. He has had the opportunity to share his knowledge and skills with agents from the DoD, FBI, Homeland Security, and Fortune 500 companies, helping them to stay ahead of the curve for cybersecurity threats. Additionally, Ken enjoys teaching at Oxnard College for low-income students and first-generation immigrant families.
Ken’s list of certifications includes Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC) such as the Certified Ethical Hacker, Advanced Network Penetration Tester (GPEN), Security Essentials (GSEC), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN). He also holds certifications for DFARS and ITAR compliance (NIST 800-171) audits, and from CompTIA, he carries the CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP+), Pentest+, and the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certifications. With these certifications, Ken has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Fortune 500 businesses, NASA contractors, and other Managed IT Security Service providers.
Along with his work in the IT industry, Ken is also an active community member, serving on the SANS Advisory Board and previously serving on the CompTIA IT Security Executive Council, the Business Advisory Board at the Museum of Ventura County, and the Industry Advisory Council at Oxnard College. He is also affiliated with several nonprofit agencies, as well as InfraGard, an FBI entity that partners with U.S. businesses, and the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), run by the Department of Homeland Security for sharing “sensitive but unclassified” information with affiliated agencies.
Ken’s background in mathematics, literature, theology, and science from Thomas Aquinas College, as well as his master’s degree in medicine from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, gives him a unique perspective on the field of cybersecurity. He has been honored with awards such as the Pathways Community Recognition Award and CRN Next-Gen 250 recognition, which recognizes his outstanding contributions to the field. With Ken’s knowledge, skills and experience, you can be sure that your business is in the best hands possible when it comes to cybersecurity. Also a published author, Ken’s “The Art of Hacking” became an Amazon best-seller in its category.
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Swift Chip provides managed IT and cybersecurity services for a wide variety of companies in fields with stringent privacy and compliance requirements.