Countercastle was founded in 2010 by Scotch Wichmann,
a cybersecurity consultant, researcher, hacker, writer, and speaker with over 35 years' experience.
A sought-after cybersecurity and data privacy expert, Scotch helps startups and Fortune 500 companies alike assess risk, uncover and fix vulnerabilities, and ensure compliance with emerging privacy laws.
Career highlights include 9 years as a security architect and engineer at Wells Fargo, where he helped design the company's fraud detection, 2-factor authentication, E-vault, crypto acceleration, DMZ, cloud, and load balancing schemes, while innovating the use of honeypots to aid F.B.I. fraud investigations.
He also spent many years as a Security Principal at the energy company Sempra, where he managed the security architecture and penetration testing of over 90 projects, some with billion-dollar budgets, while following Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and NIST best practices.
Scotch studied cryptography at Stanford, Risk Management at Texas A&M, and received his M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland, a NSA Center of Excellence. A certified FBI Infrastructure Liaison, Scotch holds CISSP, CISM, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications.
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