Allyn Baskerville is TriCorps’ chief security engineer with responsibilities for overseeing security assessments and secure architecture adoption, performing penetration testing, developing new products and services, performing forensics work, and executing incident management. Allyn is driven to provide TriCorps’ clients with results in a timely, thorough, and professional manner.
For over a quarter century, Allyn’s interests have been captured by computing technology, especially security, and he has nearly two decades of consulting experience. Allyn has been involved with virtually every aspect of network and computing security, including security audits, penetration testing, firewall/VPN/IDS & IPS implementations, architectural designs and strategic planning, wireless assessments and implementations, and general network management.
Allyn’s career began with the Department of Defense, where he helped design microprocessor-controlled high frequency radio systems. He then transitioned to the Network Support Laboratory at the 38th EIW in Oklahoma, where he provided design prototypes, interoperability testing, and hands on training support for network engineers. Additionally, he was the lead security engineer at the 38th. Allyn then moved to private industry, where he consulted on multi-vendor routing and switching issues as well as firewalls, VPNs, and IDS/IPS implementations. He also led the design, implementation, and optimization of unicast and multicast streaming media networks and was the lead network engineer for The Rock Island Group, Webcasts, iBeam Broadcasting, and Williams Communications. In 2002, Allyn founded ADS Network Engineering, which provided consulting services for high-level multi-vendor network and security implementations; performed security audits for businesses, banks and hospitals; and provided design assistance with network architecture to ensure new systems and technology fit with the existing technology stacks.
Allyn holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. His PhD dissertation was based on the network modeling of high speed, high throughput networks, entitled “The Effect of Extended Frame Sizes on Selected System Parameters of Future Packet Switched Networks – End User Perspective.” He also maintains a professional engineering license, and he maintained the coveted Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification in Routing and Switching for 16 years (currently in the emeritus status), with the last 10 years recertifying with CCIE Security exam.