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Brad Rhodes

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Head of Cybersecurity, zvelo & Lieutenant Colonel, Cyber Warfare

I am Brad Rhodes, Cybrary Instructor! I work for zvelo, the best URL content classification company in the business helping to make work safer for everyone.

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About Brad Rhodes

I am Brad Rhodes, Cybrary Instructor! I work for zvelo, the best URL content classification company in the business helping to make work safer for everyone. I am also a traditional (drilling) Soldier in the Army National Guard, where I get to delve into all things Cyber and have an impact on the United States. I am also privileged to teach part-time at Regis University at the Masters-level in their Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program.

I have traveled world with Military from United States, to Europe, to the Middle East and Far East. It has been amazing to experience and learn from so many different cultures and peoples. One thing I have found universal in my travels is that people the world over want to learn, grow, and have an opportunity to find their purpose. I hope that I have contributed to that in some small way. My career and life to this point has been a wild and fulfilling ride and I hope it continues to be!

In my Army National Guard role, I am privileged to lead one the premiere cyber exercises in world with many of the most talented professionals I have ever worked alongside. From an education/experience perspective, the best part for me the constant change in technology, implementations, and threat actor capabilities! There is always something to do and new things to learn!

One of the primary reasons I signed on with Cybrary was the creativity allowed for instructors. I was building the content for course, not regurgitating someone else’s slide deck. That meant that I could put my knowledge into the material and get to the heart of what students need. So, what exactly to students need? They need engaging, interesting, and bite-sized content that provides them ability grasp complex material to achieve future success. Students also the ability to study at their own pace with resources and references at the ready. The most important thing that Cybrary delivers is fresh content from practitioners in the field right now and I am honored to be counted among them.

From an interest perspective, there are two areas of cybersecurity that I find the most fascinating. The first network forensics. I love firing up my Network Security Monitoring (NSM) box and grabbing a punch of traffic to see what is going on. That is especially fun when you observe bots from all over the world scanning your network and then blocking them! The other area that I am passionate about is cyber-kinetic demos. There is nothing quite like drowning some Lego figures to prove that attackers can impact the physical world using cyber capabilities as the medium.