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Paul Netopski is the founder and owner of Critical Prism Defense LLC, a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) cybersecurity consultancy.  Before that, Paul served in various cybersecurity and information technology roles in the space and defense industry combining to over 24 years of experience.  He specialized in bringing multiple disciplines of IT and cybersecurity under a single umbrella to provide synchronous full lifecycle management of services for engineering and product development teams, from concept and design all the way through decommissioning.  Paul served in the United States Navy for 6 years as an electronics technician with duties overlapping information technology and cybersecurity.  Paul holds several certifications (CISSP, C|CISO, C|EH, ITILv3) and participates in professional organizations including general business (ABA), national defense (NDIA), cybersecurity (ISSA, (ISC)2 [including local chapters]) and supply chain (CSCMP, APICS/ASCM).  He has a BS degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University.

 

Paul currently resides in Ashland, MA where he enjoys self-education, philanthropy, outdoor activities and spending time with his family.


Work Experience
Founder / Owner / Consultant at Critical Prism Defense LLC Oct 2018  - present Ashland, MA, USA

Consulting services for defense engineering and manufacturing (integration) companies.  

Consulting services have included Cybersecurity assessments for NIST SP800-171, DFARS and FAR compliance.

Creation of System Security Plans and artifacts for manufactured products.

Security architecture and design for manufactured products.

Security awareness and training for employees, NIST and Risk Management Framework training for engineering.

Briefings to client's customers on cybersecurity initiatives.

Project plans and strategies for improvement of cybersecurity posture.

Supply Chain Risk Management plans and strategies for electrical components, information sharing and software procurement and use.


Associate Director of IS Embedded Systema at Draper Apr 2011  - Dec 2018 Cambridge, MA, USA

Created a new business unit in the Information Services organization, the IS Embedded Systems group, and grew the business to span across over 100 active projects and 7 locations. Created and deployed a service catalog with a ticketing system. Developed maintenance schedules and phased replacement schedules. Managed individual budgets and schedules for each project. Created IT road maps to introduce new services and capabilities for engineering and development. Provided briefings to senior leadership to spearhead an IT transformation project to consolidate infrastructures and leverage Hyper-Converged Infrastructures to provide an Agile IT platform for projects. Created security plans for projects following the Risk Management Framework. Implemented IT and IA standards for secure deployment and management of project networks.

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