With great pride we congratulate Abdul Hammad, our Chief Security Officer on his acceptance to the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force (NYECTF ) – a partnership between the US Secret Service and a host of other public safety agencies and private corporations.
We also want to extend our gratitude to Kevin McDonald of Noloki Cyber Defense and Alvaka Networks, a highly trusted technology and security consultant and public policy adviser to some of America’s most influential people and organizations, for his guidance and expertise.
Abdul Hammad earned his B.S. in Network and Security Engineering and a M.S. in Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics from New Jersey Institute of Technology. After joining powersolution.com team in 2010 as a Network and Security Engineer, his diligent work and expertise led to his appointment to his current role as Chief Security Officer (CSO) in 2014. As CSO, he manages and maintains all powersolution clients’ networks, ensuring network security is compliant with industry standards. He also performs security audits and designs and implements IT security projects to address client requirements. Acceptance to USSS – NYECTF is one of Abdul’s latest achievements.
The NYECTF was formed in January 1995 as an outgrowth of a small squad of Secret Service agents involved primarily with the investigation of telecommunications fraud.
The task force helps any agency that requests its assistance, giving priority to the top six infrastructure targets for electronic crime or cyber terrorism: financial institutions, telecommunications, the energy industry, transportation, the environment, and emergency services. The task force’s proactive prevention activities include the education of private industry about “cyber” threats.
NYECTF also cooperates with universities in providing an internship program that has graduates with computer-related degrees. The task force also provides technical assistance to jurisdictions that wish to form similar task forces.