DEWAYNE HART, USN (RET.)
Author | Business Owner | Cybersecurity Expert
Dewayne Hart is a steward who significantly impacts the cybersecurity ecosystem. He has developed a common-sense practice for road mapping cybersecurity through various experiences and engagement with technology. His professional experience includes Risk Management, Security Engineering, Vulnerability Management, and Workforce Development in the cybersecurity industry.
Before embarking upon his career in the commercial IT world, Dewayne completed 20-years in the U.S. Navy. He served onboard four naval vessels and completed six major deployments through international waterways from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean. His military experience consists of sustaining and securing a computer, weapons, and intelligence systems; and delivering leadership and development training. He retired in 2008 from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and has since used his military and technology experience to drive cybersecurity solutions.
The versatility of his background is unparalleled in the rapidly ever-evolving IT security industry. As a LinkedIn blogger, he has written over 100 posts on various cybersecurity topics that support an ecosystem of learning and technology solutions. While serving as a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME), he led information security efforts from commercial to government networks. He played critical roles in network architecture design and secure communications for applications, cloud, data, identity, and networks.
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- Defense Logistic Agency
- United States Army
- United States Navy
- Food and Drug Administration
- LA County Government
- PriceWaterhouse Coopers
- Kaiser Permanente
- Wells Fargo
As the current President and founder of SEMAIS-Secure Managed Instructional Systems, Dewayne drives workforce development and cybersecurity solutions. The firm provides direct assistance in protecting critical assets and sensitive data, digitally modernization security programs, and fostering workforce development solutions.
Dewayne enjoys music, traveling, cooking, and exploring various cultures in his spare time. As part of his professional education, he has earned a Master of Science in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland; and numerous industry-recognized certifications such as the CISSP, CAP, CEH, CNDA, ITIL, Net+, and Sec+.