Dr. Steven Andrés, Ph.D.

Steven Andrés is the founder of Special Ops Security and serves as its Managing Principal. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker and earned the well-respected distinction of Certified Information Systems Security Professional. As a three-time commercially successful published author and occasional freelance writer, his works on security best practices have reached millions of print and online subscribers. With extensive experience managing high-availability networks in the Entertainment, Health Care, Financial, and Higher Education industries, he is frequently invited to speak on secure architecture best practices and information security current events. Previously, Dr. Andrés invented the award-winning Foundstone FS1000 Appliance, a security platform for rapid-deployment of vulnerability management solutions at dozens of Fortune 100 clients, designed vulnerability assessment systems for the largest global ISP, led the team integrating realtime digital risk telemetry to enterprise systems at the world's largest software publisher, and credited as inventor on U.S. Patent 8,201,257, an innovative network security risk management method.


  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CRISC: Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control
  • ISSMP: Information Systems Security Management Professional
  • ISSAP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • AWS: Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS: Certified Developer
  • PMP: Project Management Professional
  • CCSS: Cisco Certified Security Specialist
  • CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • CNE: Certified NetWare Engineer
  • NIMS: FEMA National Incident Management System
  • DoD IATAC: SME for Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center

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