Clifton E. Moore
SECURITY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Clifton E. Moore is the Security Operations Director for Data Defenders, LLC. He is responsible for delivering Cybersecurity Risk Advisory solutions to Data Defenders® customers across various commercial and municipal sectors. He specializes in providing tailored risk management, risk assessment, and cybersecurity framework solutions to commercial and municipal customers. He has a diverse background in information technology, including secure systems and network architecture, cybersecurity policy construction, and security operations center management.
Clifton began his career as a Help Desk technician for the United States Army Corps of Engineers before quickly moving into the realm of cybersecurity. He spent over a decade providing support for the Department of Defense and has worked as a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Threat Engineer, a Lab Architect for the Patriot Systems Effectiveness Model (PSEM) missile simulation, a Lead Security Controls Assessor for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Special Access Programs, along with a host of other positions involving cybersecurity and the defense industry.
Clifton received an Army Outstanding Achievement Award for his Tiger Team role during MDAs Ground Test Integration (GTI-04e) wargame event. He also received a Most Outstanding Team Achievement Award for his lead role with MDAs independent controls validation assessment team that was responsible for validating the security posture of all MDAs operational, tactical and infrastructural systems.
Clifton received his education from the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH). With a background in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics, he has conducted research into plasma physics and electromagnetics for propulsion, combustion, biomedical, and energy applications, as part of UAH’s Plasma and Electrodynamics Research Laboratory (PERL). He currently has an active Top Secret (TS) security clearance with Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) access.