Patrick's background includes Strategy and Cyber Risk Services consulting experience with Deloitte Consulting with both States and large Federal transportation and security agencies. He also served 3 years as a Deputy CIO for the City of Raleigh, where he assisted with the implementation of security policies, tools, and employee education initiatives as well as PCI, CJIS, and HIPAA compliance. He currently supports the IT infrastructure for the U.S. State Department. Patrick also holds CISSP, CISM, and Security+ certifications as well as a PMP. He holds an MS in Information Technology - Cybersecurity and MS Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, where he assisted with graduate level teaching in the information security program.