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One Mic Stand: Meet NextLink Lab's Jeremy Dodson

Interview by Jonathan Kersting

One Mic Stand

 

NextLink Labs, a Pittsburgh DevOps, custom software development, and security consultancy,  announced that Jeremy Dodson has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Dodson’s experience includes a four-year term leading a team within the Center for Executive Protection at the National Security Agency. In this role, Dodson analyzed potential nation-state threats against the sitting President and Cabinet members ahead of international travel and advised appropriate available countermeasures.

After his time in the White House, Dodson directed technical operations for the United States European Command (EUCOM), whose areas of focus include part of Europe, Russia, Greenland, and Israel.

Dodson’s additional career highlights:

  • Performed holistic security assessments for a variety of clients, analyzing the security posture and risks to their environments.
  • Conducted network penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, web application testing, social engineering, firewall/IDS rule reviews and more.
  • Assessed and recommended remediation for multiple industrial control system environments, including national critical infrastructure and sensitive equipment.


“I think what I’m most excited about is how NextLink’s vision and commitment securing partner assets aligns with my own experiences. I’m passionate about helping companies and clients make sure their organizational posture is safe and data is protected, all while guiding them through compliance goals," said Dodson.

Learn how the strategic hire strengthens NextLink Labs' world-class security services. Dodson will detail how he will lead security initiatives at NextLink Labs, which will include holistic security assessments, testing, and enhancements to solve modern security challenges.

About NextLink Labs
Founded in 2018, NextLink Labs is a Pittsburgh-based DevOps, custom software development and cybersecurity company committed to helping companies achieve lasting success through adoption and use of best-in-class technology. NextLink Labs strives to be the link that connects the world’s best technologies, and companies, helping everyone reach their full potential.