Dewey Layman

President, CipherNova CEO, CipherNova

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Biography

Dewey C. Layman is the President and CEO of CipherNova. Mr. Layman has vast experience in cybersecurity and secure software and mobile development. He has supported and continues to support many agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), USAF Air Intelligence, US Army Intelligence, National Security Agency (NSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in addition to supporting various commercial organizations.

While working for ALETA, NASA, and the AIA (Air Intelligence Agency) he was the expert in the utilization of cybersecurity and software engineering and has been awarded several times for his exceptional service in support of the Space Shuttle Program, the Identity & Access Management (IdAM) System, and the NASA Online Registration System (NORS). Mr. Layman was the recipient of the "Certificate of Recognition" from the AIA for outstanding support to the intelligence community and was also recognized by the NSA for support that exceeded the customer's expectations. He has developed and continues to support many client/server, web, and mobile applications using secure coding best practices and procedures. Technologies involved include but are not limited to all domains of Java, Python, C#, Visual Basic, JavaScript & JavaScript frameworks (i.e. AngularJS), Bootstrap, Spring, HTML5, and many more.

Mr. Layman also has a very strong academic background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. He holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) where he was the sole recipient of the prestigious "Outstanding Master of Science in Cybersecurity Award." Mr. Layman also has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from UAH where he again was the sole recipient of the "Departmental Honors in Information Systems Award." In addition to the Cybersecurity and Information Systems degrees, Mr. Layman has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU).

Outside of the professional and academic arena, Mr. Layman became a licensed private pilot in 2007, and when his day-to-day routine allows, he loves to take the opportunity and appreciate the freedom of flight.


Education

  • M.S., Cybersecurity, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • B.S.B.A., Information Systems, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2013
  • A.S., Computer Science, Hawaii Pacific University, 1998
  • A.A., Mathematics, Hawaii Pacific University, 1998

Affiliations

  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

Honors & Awards

  • Featured Instructor for Outstanding IT & Cybersecurity Training from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, August 2017 and April 2016
  • Letter of Appreciation for exceptional service and recognized as the Featured Instructor for Outstanding IT & Cybersecurity Training by The University of Alabama in Huntsville, May 2017
  • Outstanding Master of Science in Cybersecurity Award from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, April 2015
  • IBM Certificate of Appreciation for 2013 Distinguished Project of the Year in support of the LOGSA/LITeS program, June 2014
  • Departmental Honors Award in Information Systems from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, April 2014
  • NASA Certificate of Appreciation, January 2011 and June 2009
  • NASA Certificate of Appreciation - Outstanding Contributor, July 2006
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, April 2006 and April 2004
  • USAF Air Intelligence Agency (AIA) Certificate of Recognition, January 1997
  • National Security Agency (NSA) Letter of Appreciation, July 1996

Expertise

  • CompTIA┬« Security+ Certified
  • Software Development
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Python Programming
  • Java Programming
  • Systems Engineering
  • JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • Requirements Analysis