Brandon Gates


Brandon Gates is the owner of Reliable Cyber Solutions. He served 17 years in the US ARMY as an Information Technology/Cyber security warrant officer with Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI) E4, Cyber Mission Force Service and N9, Cyber Operations Planner. Brandon is a proactive cyber operation professional with over 18 years of proven experience in protecting and analyzing advanced Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) threats. Proficient and skilled hands on IT professional for 18 years. Expert in hunting Cyber threats and performing vulnerability assessments. Experienced in personnel training, project management, planning and development of critical IT systems and policies. In-depth knowledge and experience in host and network security.

His education includes Systems Administrator/Network Manager Course, Information Assurance Security Officer Course, Project Manager’s Course, Warrant Officer Candidate School, Information Systems Warrant Officer Basic Course, and Signal Support Systems Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Army Cyber Operations Planners Course, Military Deception Planners Course, Command Post of the Future Battle Staff Operator Course, Battle Command Sustainment Support System Operator Course, Tactical Battle Command Battle Staff Operations Course, Combat Service Support Automation Management Office – Logistics Systems Course, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Course, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional Course, Computer Network Operations Course, Computer Network Operations Developers Course, Computer Network Exploitation Bootcamp, National Security Agency Advanced Cyber Defense Course, Tactical Digital Forensics, Defense Cyber Crimes Center Computer Incident Responders Course, Risk Management Framework, Malicious Network Traffic Analyst Course, Cyber Threats Detection and Mitigation Course He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Management with University of Maryland University College.

He currently holds the following certifications: Certified Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Security+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3), SANS GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC).