About Me

Hello! My name is Dave Schull.

I am a technology enthusiast in Anchorage, Alaska with a passion for cybersecurity, critical infrastructure security and counter-terrorism.

Technician. Developer. Designer. Security Researcher & Enthusiast

I bring a distinct offering of training and certificates from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ICS-CERT, US-CERT, the Idaho National Laboratory, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service on these subjects. I’m quite interested in developing solutions to the unprecedented challenges brought on by the inevitable amalgamation of digital IT networks and physical control systems that is becoming more unavoidable on a daily basis.

I am also a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program; a program designed to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure cybersecurity systems by supporting and promoting the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Currently I am working as a member of the IT Incident Response Team for GCI, an Alaska-based company providing voice, video and data communication services to residential, commercial and government customers. Alaska has one of the most diverse and unforgiving climates on the planet, and with such a vast expanse and challenging terrain, telecom services are even more critical and highly valued here than in other areas. I’ve gained an appreciation of that while empowering GCI’s business in both the remote and urban areas of this state. My current tasks include incident management, IT project management, technical documentation creation, documentation audits, internal process development, custom application development, and analysis of department metrics.

Career Highlights

• Elected team leader of the 10+ person “Blue Corporate Network Team” during a week long Red Team / Blue Team exercise with The Department of Homeland Security that takes place within an actual control systems environment at the Idaho National Laboratory. The Blue Team is tasked with providing the cyber defense for a corporate environment, and with maintaining operations to a batch mixing plant, and an electrical distribution SCADA system.

• Lead the development and project management efforts for a custom employee performance review management application for an organization of over 2,300 employees. The system is comprised of 3 major components; a SQL Database for storing the data, a web interface including a dashboard for manual entry of data and embedded, interactive data visualizations for displaying results, reports & graphics.

• Appointed as a Core Member of the IT Operational Excellence Program Development Team for an organization of over 2,300 employees. This program is responsible for providing the framework, business process and reporting rhythm required to enable effective control of the IT department, including operating principles, governance, financial management and metrics.

• Appointed as the Lead IT Program Developer and Presenter for the for the newly expanded 2017 GCI Externship Program IT Lab, in support of the Alaska Workforce Development Project. This program puts Alaska teachers through weeks of intensive GCI telecommunications training to increase a teacher’s ability to connect theory and practice and bring an understanding of workplace practices and policies (i.e., problem solving methods; project management; practical applications of theory; collaborative teamwork; and leadership concepts) into the classroom, thus increasing the relevance of student learning. Participants were awarded college credits for their participation.

• Appointed as the Service Desk Program Developer and Presenter for the for the 2016 GCI Externship Program Service Desk lab, in support of the Alaska Workforce Development Project.

• Presenter for the for the 2015 GCI Externship Program Service Desk lab, in support of the Alaska Workforce Development Project.

• Selected as a regional qualifier Judge for the Alaska FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotic competition 2016. This program intends to inspire students to take an interest in science and technology and begin considering these fields as a career.

• Designed a proprietary 12 display PACS medical imaging system for an undisclosed Orthopedic Surgeon in Vancouver, Canada. This is the world’s first 12 display 5MP+ medical imaging system.

• Developed and maintained a personally owned 12 node beowulf Linux cluster for the purpose of donating computer resource time to CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Quickly reached the #1 worldwide corporate computing resource donator to the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) project.

• Successfully recovered the entire accounting database for Kylie Minogue’s 2011 Aphrodite World Tour from a hard drive that sustained damage while on the 38th stop of the tour. This tour employed a crew of over 100 people and earned over $52.1 million from 68 shows.

• Supervised and performed end-user and networking support for a legal staff of 20+. My involvement fueled a consistent and significant reduction in IT costs.

• Managed the complete overhaul of www.angelolaw.com, the main customer facing website of a highly acclaimed AV Preeminent law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

• Founded Modevo IT Solutions in 2010, an independent computer service, web development and graphic design cooperative, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2013, Modevo IT Solutions began operations in the State of Alaska in addition to its existing customer base. In 2016 Modevo IT Solutions changed its name to Modevo Media Group, emblematic of our newly added services which include music, audio and video production.

Employer and Peer Reviews

David was always willing to offer his assistance beyond his required duties and had an excellent rapport with the employees in our firm and other professional organizations. Without a doubt, he would be an asset to any employer.

Thomas P. AngeloManaging Shareholder, Angelo & Banta, P.A.

David has proven to be the consummate team player with the capabilities of doing anything he puts his mind to. His ability to analyze situations, work independently, think quickly and handle almost any issue has proven to be superior.

Michelle PonteBusiness Manager, Winston & Clark, P.A.

Dedicated and meticulous, David has the ability to manage tasks efficiently, multi-task and handle a large ever changing workload. With his abilities, adaptability and dedication, David will make a great employee with any company he joins.

Jacqueline IrvingController, Angelo & Banta, P.A.

David has done a phenomenal job on the project. I would recommend David continue to be a participant on the project either as the Project Manager or lead. The project would most definitely suffer if he is no longer involved and his project knowledge is no longer available to the project team.

Greg von dem BachAnalyst Sr, Data Business Intelligence

David followed our process and because he did I was able to do my part in managing stakeholder expectations. It may not seem like much but from my vantage point it helps tremendously. – Thank you for taking the time and doing things right.

Jody BrownDirector, IT Services Management

Just wanted to give David some kudos for keeping us all in the loop as our other methods of communication were toast. It’s difficult to participate in conference bridge conversation and
update the folks that stop by, while trying to resolve outages but David did a great job, in and out with the information needed.

Randy MorganSystems Engineer II

David is beyond anything I feel qualified to evaluate or criticize. He teaches and works like his hair is on fire. It is like he is playing in overtime in the Stanley Cup, only at his desk. He was by far the best presenter that we had. He gave us a great hands on activity that was very enjoyable. I loved the presentation, all the resources you provided our team, and the call simulation was my favorite part.

Eric RobinsonTeacher, Lower Yukon School District

Davis was amazing! I wish I had his creativity and ability to create presentations for my students. Wow! The booklet and app that David made was off-the-charts awesome!

Dan RetzingerTeacher, Anchorage School District

Dave did a superb job explaining his job and how tickets are processed. He was very passionate and the activities and handout were stellar. Dave’s presentation was one of my favorite exercises. Maybe model some of the other presentations after his. I will be using some of his information at my school.

Peter Daley Teacher, Hutchison High School

Professional Certifications:

  • ITIL Foundation Certificate

    The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework is designed to standardize the selection, planning, delivery and support of IT services to a business

  • ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

    International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) Certified Professional (ICP)

Vendor Certifications:

  • Microsoft INF201.12x

    Introduction to Windows Server

  • Microsoft 50470B

    SharePoint Server 2010 for the Site Owner/Power User

  • Apple Certified Associate

    Mac Integration 10.9

  • Bomgar Representative Essentials

    Bomgar Representative Essentials

Autonomous Studies:

  • Harvard University HKS211.2x

    Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy and the Press. Harvard University Online Program

  • Georgetown University GUIX-501-02x

    Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. Georgetown University Online Program

  • Adelaide University Cyber101x

    Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security. Adelaide University Online Program

  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - IS110x

    Innovation and Information Technology Management. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Online Program

Government Certifications:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security 301-W

    Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems Department of Homeland Security & Idaho National Laboratory Training held at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID.

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security 210-W

    Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems Department of Homeland Security & ICS-CERT

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security 100-W

    OP-SEC Operational Security for Control Systems Department of Homeland Security & ICS-CERT

  • TEEX-2051 Cybersecurity for IT Professionals

    Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • TEEX-CYB301 Cybersecurity for Business Professionals

    Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • IS-00303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-00700a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-00702a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-703.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Management

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute & Fredrick Community College

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-177-W

    Information Risk Management Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-178-W

    Secure Software Development Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-173-W

    Information Security Basics Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-169-W

    Cyber Incident Analysis and Response Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-139-W

    Digital Forensics Basics Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security AWR-138-W

    Network Assurance Department of Homeland Security & Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

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