As Vice President of Technology for Stonesoft North America, Phil Lerner will be responsible for leading technical solution engineering and architectures in customer engagements.

Lerner previously held senior leadership positions over cyber security at Cisco Systems, the New York Police Department and Dimension Data North America.

Phil earned his MS-CIS with a heavy concentration in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics from Boston University. He has been an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University since 2009, where he currently teaches advanced wireless security to undergraduates. He has over two decades of industry experience covering cyber security.

Phil is also the principal technical editor for Network Security 1st Step, published by Cisco Press 2012.

He is also currently heavily certified/credentialed as ISC2 CISSP, SANS GFSP, SANS GIAC GAWN, ABCHS CHS-IV, ISACA CGEIT, BECCA CCO, FITSI FITSP-M, EC-Council ECSA and EC-Council C-EH.