Joshua GoldSenior Security Consultant
Mr. Gold has over a decade of experience as an Information Technology professional. During his time as a consultant, Mr. Gold supported healthcare, law, education, entertainment, broadcast, and retail clients. He has applied his technology expertise creating documentation intended for both technical engineers, as well as C-level executives. Mr. Gold has been recognized for his customer service skills and his dedication to ensuring the best possible experience for clients.
Since joining N&ST in 2013, Mr. Gold has worked with clients implementing secure communications with substations in compliance with the NERC CIP Standards, assisting clients with their transition from v3 to v5 of the NERC CIP Standards, worked with clients on completing Gap Analyses encompassing CIP-002 through CIP-011 (both versions 3 and 5 of the standards), Cyber Vulnerability Assessments, and Penetration Tests. Currently, Mr. Gold is working with a client as a fulltime member of their Cybersecurity Team.
Prior to working with Network & Security Technologies, Mr. Gold worked for Microsoft as a Senior Consultant where he helped lead the integration of two newly acquired business units into the Microsoft IT infrastructure. This involved a complete network overhaul, server migration, and security review. Mr. Gold also led the development and implementation of new access control procedures for all Microsoft employees at the site.
Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Gold worked as a Senior Consultant for DeepTech, Inc., a managed services provider for small to mid-sized businesses in New York City. During his tenure with DeepTech, Mr. Gold assisted clients with PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance, as well as leading security reviews utilizing the NIST SP 800 standards. Additionally, he was responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of the backup systems for over 100 different clients. For more than a dozen of these clients, Mr. Gold also prepared and managed disaster recovery plans, of which many were activated and tested during the recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Mr. Gold has received a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity, with a minor in Homeland Security, from the same institution. He possesses a number of industry certifications, including Anti-Sabotage Certified, Certified in Disaster Preparedness, Sensitive Security Information Certified, and Certified in Homeland Security (Levels 1-4).