Andrew "Andy" Pilato
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Andy joined CNF in 2008 as the Director of Engineering and is responsible for all aspects of the technical engineering operations including: the CNF laboratory, work flow, project supervision, budgeting and overall customer care. Andy has over 20 years of information technology (IT) experience and a deep technical background in computer security, information assurance, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, software development, prototyping and systems integration. He has a BS in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
He is an expert in IT life-cycle development processes including the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT Lean processes. As a subject matter expert and principal engineer, Andy has performed hundreds of Security Test & Evaluations, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests to assist in identifying and remediating DoD and commercial computer systems.
Andy has been applying his skills in utilizing virtual technology in the development and integration of a boundary network defense system for the Air Force as program manager and task director. In his latest effort, Andy is the task director for the development and sustainment of the Information Operations Platform that is currently deployed across the AF enterprise.
During his career, Andy has provided assistance and guidance on numerous DIACAP engagements by testing physical security, administrative security, personnel security, computer security (COMPUSEC), communication security (COMSEC) and operation security (OPSEC) posture. One of the highlights of Andy’s career was having the privilege of being on the team which conducted the Certification and Accreditation effort for the Combined Air Operation Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar in November 2002. Andy has held many senior technical positions within CSC and SecureInfo prior to joining CNF including senior network analyst, incident response team leader and cyber security lab director.