CET Alumnus Helps Government Client Win Award

April Nadeau, VP of Sentar and Thomas Graham, formerly of Sentar and now VP and CISO of CynergisTek.

Congratulations to College of Engineering and Technology alumnus, Thomas Graham. He is currently the VP and CISO for CynergisTek. While leading the DHA Mitigation and Remediation Support (MARS) team at his previous employer, Sentar, he and his team helped the company’s customer, Defense Health Agency (DHA), develop standardized solutions to resolve a myriad of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. For these efforts, the DHA MARS team recently won a FedHealthIT Innovation award, given by FedHealthIT and G2Xchange Health.

Sentar invited Graham to participate in the award ceremony, which was held June 12 in Washington, DC at the National Press Club.  While at the College of Engineering and Technology, Graham received his MS in Technology Systems (Information Security). He also serves currently on ECU’s new Alumni Association Advisory Council.

“CET provided the framework to understand why a particular technology is being used, and how to discern the specific items that need to be addressed,” said Graham. “This entails looking beyond simply the correct way to configure an item to understand why it should be configured that way.”