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