Brad Palm is a Lead Network Analyst for the Department of Defense working in the cybersecurity and network efficiency domains. He focuses on network capture and analysis for tactical and enterprise networks, testing emerging technologies and devices for the DoD, and utilizing captured traffic to influence test scenarios so that they better represent typical network traffic profiles for developmental testing phases. Brad has completed in-depth vendor comparisons for Wide Area Network optimization devices, supported Tier1-level programs in troubleshooting and optimization tasks, deployed in support of tactical units to provide network analysis, and conducted cyber testing for numerous programs. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School. His professional interests include contributing to the Wireshark network analysis community, tinkering with open source virtualization/container/provisioning technologies, learning about software defined and mesh networking, and increasing the usability of secure communication platforms to facilitate wide scale adoption.