Linus Barloon II is an experienced program management executive, cybersecurity and information systems leader, who brings more than 14 years of proven results in directly relevant Cyber assurance, remotely deployed information security and secure communications infrastructure initiatives across the military and civilian landscape. Now retired from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) after 24 years of service, he works as the Director of Cybersecurity, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate to provide proactive, predictive and adaptive Cybersecurity services for the 100 Senators and the 40 Committees they support across 470 stateside locations.
As a thought leader in cybersecurity, he is highly regarded for his subject matter expertise in applying real-world cybersecurity, cryptography, engineering and information technology (IT) solutions to business needs. Linus is also experienced in identifying associated risks, following NIST standards and guidelines for risk management and IA policy and implementing information security techniques and network protocols that protect and restore wired and wireless IT and other networked systems, services, and capabilities supporting mission-critical applications.
Prior to being at the U.S. Senate, Linus’ previous role, he led all Cyber efforts to protect, detect, react and recover from the Cyber threat for networks supporting the White House Military Office. Linus, regarded as an expert and explainer, is also described as being one of the precious few who can both drive the execution and explain the cyber-challenges to laymen. He revolutionized the White House Communications Agency’s cyber-program by consolidating operations and staff from four directorates into a single organization for real-time cyber-analysis and defense. While defending the network used by the President, he also collaborated with everyone from the Senate Cyber Working Group to Air National Guard units to promote measurable, repeatable risk-based approaches
In 2014, Linus was recognized as a Federal 100 Award Winner for being a government leader who played a pivotal role in the federal government IT community. Linus continues to be a member of the Department of Homeland Security National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Working Group and the Intelligence National Security Alliance Training provide collaborative inputs to better educate and defend government networks.
Linus holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University