Timothy Woodard, M.A.
Timothy Woodard, M.A.

Hi! I’m Timothy.

I'm passionate about technology and I'm a life-long learner. I love tinkering and experimenting with different technologies. I'm a law enforcement officer with nine years of knowledge in crime analysis, risk management, and law enforcement operations, leveraged to optimize investigative processes and enhance operational efficiency.


I've spearheaded and executed over 1,000 complex criminal investigations, leveraging technical cybersecurity and law enforcement experience. I've regularly coordinated large-scale responses and condensed relevant information for briefing to commanders along with actionable objectives.


I'm looking to transition to a career in cybersecurity and to grow my professional network. I'd love for you to get in touch!

  • Where I Live: California, USA
  • Where I'd Move: USA or Europe
  • Skills: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Vulnerability Management, Security Hardening, Ethical Hacking, Virtualization, AWS, Azure, Windows, Active Directory, Linux, Python, Bash.
IT Certifications
Fun Facts
1 German Shepherd
27 Beers Made
28 Year Cellist
15 Countries Visited

Internet Storm Center Infocon Status

Simulated Cybersecurity Consultant
2021 - Present
Simulated Cybersecurity Consultant
University of San Diego

Conducted supervised comprehensive cybersecurity assessments on simulated clients in virtualized production environments, identifying vulnerabilities and recommending strategic mitigation measures, resulting in a 60% reduction in potential security threats.

  • Executed risk-based security assessments on small business clients of up to 30 employees for known and emerging cybersecurity threats in specific industry sectors, including manufacturing and health care.
  • Developed comprehensive Information Security Plans for both C-suite executives and IT staff with recommendations of security policies and 100+ security controls.
  • Performed vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on cloud-based network environments containing 14 servers and workstations and prepared comprehensive reports with findings to drive cybersecurity decision making.
  • Incorporated FAIR risk assessment methodology to assess business drivers, risks and recommend mitigations to reduce cybersecurity risk by up to 75%.
  • Authored and delivered security hardening plans and presentations for 3 simulated business clients to address security vulnerabilities discovered during assessment and analysis.
IT Homelab
2021 - Present
IT Homelab
On-premises & cloud

Implemented and managed a high-performance on-premises lab utilizing Dell PowerEdge R720 infrastructure, alongside 2 scalable cloud-based labs across AWS and Azure. Deployed and configured the following technologies in up to 16 VMs.


  • Oracle VirtualBox
  • VMWare Workstation Player
  • Kali Linux
  • CentOS
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Windows Server
  • EveNG
  • PFSense
  • Ubiquiti Unifi
  • PiHole DNS
Read More about the lab
Police Officer
2017 - Present
Police Officer
City of Anaheim


Took charge of up to 20 officers in responding to and resolving in-progress crimes and initiating criminal cases. Sought prosecution against criminal offenders committing DUI, narcotics, and traffic offenses.


  • Trained as a Cyber Liaison Officer and Terrorism Liaison Officer by OCIAC intelligence fusion center.
  • Facilitated seamless dissemination of vital intelligence on emerging and existing cyber and terror-related threats, including TTPs, to equip over 140 police department personnel with actionable insights.
  • Responded to time-sensitive emergency calls within 10 minutes and gathered intelligence to make high-risk decisions based on limited information.
  • Coordinated responses to evolving criminal situations with more than 10 department units and outside police agencies.
  • Prosecuted and convicted more than 15 illegal street racing offenders through the use of social media, OSINT, law enforcement databases, and search warrants.


Police Officer
2014 - 2017
Police Officer
Los Angeles Airport Police
  • Initiated responses to criminal and security incidents on and around the Los Angeles International Airport.


    • Accelerated the founding of a 12 officer directed enforcement team targeting felony offenders in a high crime area of Los Angeles.
    • Developed a strategic plan for addressing the increase in criminal activity in a small geographical area.
    • Liaised with community and organizational stakeholders to address local concerns and criminal justice objectives
Master of Science - Cybersecurity Engineering
2021 - Present
Master of Science - Cybersecurity Engineering
University of San Diego

Relevant Coursework:

  • Computational Roots of Cybersecurity
  • Intro to Cybersecurity Concepts & Tools
  • Cybersecurity Network Defense
  • Cybersecurity Domain
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Secure System Life Cycle
  • Secure Network Engineering
  • Security Test Engineering
  • Incident Detection & Handling
  • Cyber Engineering Research I & II 
About the program
Master of Arts - Violence, Terrorism & Security
Master of Arts - Violence, Terrorism & Security
Queen's University of Belfast

Relevant Coursework:

  • Approaches to Research Design
  • Global Terrorism
  • International Security
  • Conflict Intervention
  • Violence, Terrorism & Security
  • International Political Economy
  • Dissertation

Read My Master's Thesis Here

About the program
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Gonzaga University
About the program
  • Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Threat Analysis
  • Management & Operations
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Network Administration
  • Security Engineering
  • Risk Management & Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • High-Stress Decision Making
  • Effective Communication
  • Deescalation
  • Legal Reporting
  • Evidence & Chain of Custody
  • NIST 800 Series
Current & Past Projects
August 23, 2022 Importing OVAs into Proxmox

If you have used VMWare Workstation Player or Oracle VirtualBox, you are likely familiar with .ova (open virtualization appliance) and … Read more

April 20, 2022 The beginnings of the homelab

At the beginning of my cybersecurity learning journey, I quickly realized I would eventually run into the oft-feared catch-22 of … Read more

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