Cyber threats have become a global challenge, as foreign adversaries have increased their capabilities and have not hesitated to use them to attack networks and infrastructure both here and abroad. Centauri’s cyber capabilities are at the forefront of the security landscape, with a level of preventative, forensic and diagnostic skills unmatched in the industry.
Our engineering and applications expertise helps government customers implement solutions that protect our critical infrastructure against threats from adversaries at every level. We go far beyond traditional network defense to build advanced solutions, offensive capabilities, and out-of-the-box approaches that proactively defend our national security systems. The Centauri cyber team applies its unique ingenuity to a wide variety of special programs to defend today and into the future.
Our Cyber Security Capabilities
Cyber Risk Management
Centauri provides independent assessors who serve as the technical security assessment arm of agency CIOs, delivering an unbiased security perspective on systems without a vested interest in the operations and maintenance of systems being assessed.
The compliance assessments identify security concerns in infrastructure, hosted systems, and networks within an operational environment, providing recommendations for remediation and mitigation to local authorities, national agencies and system developers.
Machine Learning & AI
Through our support to the StarGazer program, we collect Space Situational Awareness data from geostationary satellites, and provide tracks and alerts on all satellites in real-time.
With machine learning, we are able to cluster our observations into groups and generate orbits and help separate out closely spaced objects that are flying in formations with other objects.
In the commercial sector, information security is paramount to protecting intellectual property, processes and data to maintain a competitive advantage.
Centauri’s Commercial Security, Cybersecurity and Technology Control Services Team provides a wide range of personnel security, physical security, cybersecurity and export control service for small, medium and large companies.
Security Architecture and Design
Centauri supports the implementation and integration of Information Assurance policies, processes and technologies to secure and safeguard the client's information environment.
By delivering policies and technical implementation guidance, Centauri enables consistent security controls for our customers. In addition, our security engineers develop security requirements and architecture planning for improved security, and conduct research and discovery of best practices to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies across the Federal Government.
Insider Threat Analysis
Centauri supports insider threat programs that require highly skilled analysts who can connect the dots and help leaders identify at-risk behavior in order to intervene before an incident occurs.
Centauri is uniquely poised to support any insider threat program by leveraging the cadre of professional analysts already providing real-time support to insider threat organizations across the nation.
Mike Rigo is the Chief Information Officer. Over the past twenty years he has led efforts across the National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Intelligence Agency, Navy, Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other United States Government customers. Mike joined Centauri in 2003, bringing a wealth of technical and management experience in the Defense Industry. Since joining Centauri, he has served as Director of DoD Programs, Director Special Programs, and Senior Principal Systems Engineer providing direct customer systems engineering support. Mike has broad leadership and technical experience in remote sensing, information technology, intelligence and naval systems. Prior to Centauri, Mike worked in multiple engineering and program management positions with personnel and contracts across the DoD and Intelligence Community. Mike has held active and reserve positions with the US Navy and is currently an Engineering Duty Officer in the Navy Reserve and a certified DoD Acquisition Professional and Level III Systems Engineer. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Master degrees in Applied Physics and Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and graduate coursework in Computational Science from George Mason University.
James “JP” Passaro is the head of Space & National Defense Programs. JP has over 25 years of experience spanning all phases of the system acquisition lifecycle, with a wealth of expertise in the areas of technical program management, user requirements development (JCIDS), acquisition planning and weapon system cost estimating. Prior to joining Centauri in 2006, JP held several key positions as an active duty officer in the USAF. His career in the Air Force included acquisition assignments at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), and included cooperative/joint efforts with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and other agencies. Since joining Centauri in 2006, JP has served as the Director of Defense Space Programs and as a Senior Systems Engineer delivering systems engineering support to a variety of customers in the NRO and the DoD. JP holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma City University, a Master of Science in Cost Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and has completed graduate course work in the areas of space physics, data warehousing, and business analytics.
Travis Hyde is the head of Cyber Analytics. His previous experience included serving as a program manager for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and ManTech. One notable achievement during his tenure at ManTech was the capture of the largest Air Force Security Services contract ever awarded of this type with a total value of over $400M. Travis acquired his leadership skills in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as an Infantry Squad Leader and served as a member of the USMC Silent Drill Platoon. Travis has over 23 years of experience in clandestine program protection for strategic, tactical, and national assets as well as acquisition and operations experience in SCI and SAP programs for customers in the DoD and IC.
Joel serves as the Vice President of Business Development Intel and Cyber Analytics, creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic cyber initiatives. His 20+ years of professional experience – including over ten years in the cyber-security, information assurance, infrastructure protection, intelligence, and consulting industry – provides for broad experience involving all Security related initiatives. Joel is a former United States Marine Infantry Platoon Sergeant and member of the USMC Silent Drill Platoon. He previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, and Unisys. Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, is a Certified PMP, and holds Certifications in FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and Emergency Operations Command (EOC).
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