Derek Smith was promoted in 2023 to Senior IT Security & Compliance Specialist. He has more than 15 years of Information Technology experience in the civilian and defense industries. Derek graduated from West Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. In addition, Derek is a Navy veteran that served for over four years. He served at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD as a Network Specialist and served onboard the USS Bataan LHD5 as a Radio Technician. Post military, Derek went on working as a defense contractor at Fort Gordon, GA and Fort Hood, TX.
In his free time, Derek likes to lift weights, work on house improvements, cook, and garden.
New for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Vishing