Manager, Assessment and Audits, and CMMC Lead
- CMMC Registered Practitioner
Thad is an expert in the cyber field who helps organizations understand users and protections, and works with them to meet guidelines for performing contracts.
As a Manager of Assessments and Audits and CMMC lead, Thad connects the dots between the executive office, IT, physical security, supply chain, human resources, and front-like personnel to ensure all facets of operation.
Before joining SecureStrux, Thad had a decades-long military career with the US Air Force, including supporting Joint and Combined Special Operations and coordinating global exercises across units and technology platforms. He took this experience into the private sector and now helps organizations connect the dots between the executive office, Information Technology, physical security, supply chains, human resources, and front-line personnel to ensure total security.
Thad is a problem-solver and near-constant learner. His hobbies outside of the office include analyzing after-action reports from major breaches to gain insight into the forensics, furthering his understanding of vulnerabilities and mitigation of risks for SecureStrux’s clients. He understands that multi-million dollar commercial breaches are often caused by passivity and are oftentimes preventable with a basic protocol.
He also stays active in his field and inspires the next generation of cyber professionals as an adjunct professor, mentor, and speaker at events. He believes that it’s important to provide a path for longevity by helping support their interests as they evolve.
Thad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and CMMC Registered Practitioner. He received his Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance from Norwich University in 2018.
“Security should not be addressed in a vacuum. Organizations’ continuity plans need to be multi-disciplinary and require input from all stakeholders,”Thad Wellin