Scott Jarkoff Resume: I have had a wide and varied adulthood, but have primarily focused on cyber security in my professional career. While I originally started in telecommunications in 1990, I gravitated towards network security in the mid-90’s, when I was introduced to my first firewall: Gauntlet on HP-UX.
Visionary, multifaceted IT professional with diverse experience in Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Computer Network Defense, Defensive Cyberspace Operations, Certification & Accreditation, networking and security solutions, and web development. Dynamic, highly motivated leader with proven expertise in decision making and staff management. Technically sophisticated team player with a superior work ethic and the ability to identify and resolve problems. Self-starter, talented security architect capable of managing multiple multi-threaded, non-linear projects across cross-functional teams. Keen technical communications skills with the ability to convey complex issues in non-technical, easily understandable terms. Over 20 years experience with information assurance & cyber security. Over 25 years experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense, 20+ years with DoD cyber security, and 10+ years experience working directly with the Government of Japan, with a primary emphasis on the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
Areas of Expertise
Cyber Defense Consulting
Cyber Defense Technical Capabilities
Senior Security AdvisorFeb 2013 – Current
Intel Security, Shibuya, Japan
Infuse an enriched hybrid of high-level governmental cyber security policy development, thought leadership, evangelism, and technical savvy for the Intel Security Japan Cyber Strategic Initiative Office. Apply firsthand experience governing U.S. Department of Defense and cross-government information systems, as well as expertise architecting and administering defense-grade security frameworks, to deliver robust cyber security solutions and capabilities centered around the Threat Defense Lifecycle product portfolio. Primarily focus on the Government of Japan, especially the Japanese Ministry of Defense, with additional emphasis on Japanese critical infrastructure, media, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
- Directed a Sales Engineering team responsible for a US$10m Security Information and Event Manager deal for Japan’s Ministry of Defense, the largest ever SIEM sales project in McAfee history.
- Keynote speaker at six cyber security seminars per year from 2013-2015, focusing primarily on influencing Government of Japan agencies to adopt stronger, resilient cyber security policies.
- Led a 4-person Intel Security team responsible for developing, & delivering recommendations for a Government-mandated cyber security framework for the Japanese critical infrafrastucture industry that was ultimately adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI).
- Key member of a 4-person Intel Security team responsible for assisting the largest Japanese electric power company research cyber security for critical infrastructure, ultimately leading to securing a US$1.4m multi-year professional services and consultation contract.
PresidentMay 2014 – Current
AFCEA Tokyo (東京), Tokyo, Japan
Volunteer as the President of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Tokyo (東京) Chapter, directing the Executive Committee and all facets of the chapter operations. Ensure chapter meets stated goals and existing mission requirements, provides educational opportunities to members, grow chapter membership, and presents an enjoyable and valuable experience for all members and attendees. Engage with high-level US and Japanese military and government personnel to secure speakers to provide educational presentations to chapter members on a monthly basis. Overall responsible for the coordination of Tokyo (東京) TechNet, a yearly conference held at The New Sanno Hotel. Developed the plan and led the team responsible for the most successful Tokyo TechNet event in chapter history in 2015, which saw more than 2000 attendees visit the event throughout the three day conference.
Chief, Cyber SecurityApr 2008 – Feb 2013
Department of the Navy, Fussa, Japan
Headquarters United States Forces Japan Chief of Cyber Security, responsible for complete oversight, administration and execution of the Information Assurance program and bilateral Information Assurance relationship. Supervise a staff of two Department of Navy civilians and one senior Air Force personnel. Highly sought after Subject Matter Expert (SME) conducting bilateral operations with U.S. and Japanese IA professionals. Sole USFJ Cyber Security representative on the Bilateral Information Security Consultation (BISC) Cyber Defense Working Group, a high-level U.S. Embassy Tokyo led, bilateral information security effort between the United States Government (USG) and the Government of Japan (GOJ). Developed and implemented the principle policies promulgating Japan-wide cyber security standards for the U.S. military.
- U.S. Co-Chair of the DoD-CIO Information Assurance Working Group (IAWG) between U.S. and Japan. Single-handedly reinvigorated a stale bilateral relationship, leading to increased IA information sharing between U.S. Department of Defense and Japanese Ministry of Defense.
- Directed a 4-person network security team responding to a high-visibility incident, providing on-site network analysis, methodically mitigating an imminent threat to DoD network assets & data.
- Developed a comprehensive implementation plan in support of 21 bilateral mid- and long-term cyber security milestones designed to strengthen the GOJ information assurance posture.
- Led the installation of Host-Based Security System (HBSS) on two USFJ networks, deploying the McAfee Agent (MA) on 500+ workstations and 40+ servers and configuring all necessary policies.
- Sole cyber security architect responsible for the engineering, installation and day-to-day administration of six McAfee Enterprise Firewalls, and other network perimeter security devices.
- Single-handedly engineered major network security upgrades using McAfee Enterprise Firewall, Nitro SIEM, and Sourefire IDS’s after being awarded $2.3m from the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Regularly provide security briefings to USFJ senior leadership and staff, high-ranking U.S. Government and Government of Japan officials, and Japan Ministry of Defense personnel.
Senior Information Systems EngineerDec 2005 – Apr 2008
MTC Technologies, Fussa, Japan
Adept, multi-talented, technically savvy Information Assurance Manager with unparalleled vision and leadership. Highly energetic, self-motivated engineer capable of making hard decisions which have allowed United States Forces Japan (USFJ) to remain on the cutting edge of Information Security technology. Support and administer technical and administrative security initiatives for multiple networks utilized by USFJ. Directly responsible for the daily administration of three network perimeter security suites. Installed six (6) newly positioned McAfee Sidewinder firewalls, Blue Coat Web Proxy Server, Sourcefire IDS/IPS, and a myriad of other technical controls designed to prevent the unauthorized access to network resources and protect DoD information. Oversee regulatory policy audits and vulnerability assessments.
Supervisor, Security Operations CenterJul 1999 – Dec 2005
Computer Sciences Corporation, Yokosuka, Japan
Provide dynamic vision, leadership, and decision making to develop, support, and administer security initiatives and systems. Direct planning, implementation, and support of enterprise systems with infrastructure of 100+ Windows 2003/2000/NT servers, Cisco routers and switches, and Marconi ATM switches. Supervised a staff of 10 24/7/365 Security Operations Center personnel responsible for administering multiple network perimeter security devices deployed across the entire Far East region. Established the chief written guidance on baseline security and assurance of regional IT systems.
Co-Founder & PresidentAug 2000 – Mar 2005
Co-Founded the most successful online art community the Internet has ever seen. Developed the idea for the site, single-handledly implementing and launching deviantART in August 2000. Created, designed, developed, and architected the initial framework upon which deviantART operated during the first three years of the life of the site. Responsible for all HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL code written during the first three years deviantART operated. Steered the deviantART ship in the direction both the business and the community required in order to grow organically, employing various viral marketing techniques.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer First ClassAug 1990 – Jul 1999
Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan
U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Technical Control Radioman. Primarily responsible for all ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship telecommunications, established telecommunications circuits between various ship and/or shore facilities, and management of encryption keys and devices. Additionally, led an effort to establish and install one of the first network security suites protecting NIPRNET and SIPRNET shore-based assets using HP-UX and Gauntlet Firewall. This was part of a pilot program, which was deemed successful and because the basis for all network security suites deployed Navy-wide in the late 1990’s.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional #92020
Cisco Certified Network Associate
TOP SECRET/SCIU.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance