Stan NolenStan Nolen, CISSP, PMP, is Vice President and Co-Founder of PLEX. He began his career in the USAF as an enlisted Intelligence Analyst in 1984, and has served in various roles protecting and serving our country, including being commissioned as a Cryptologic Officer with a focus is on intelligence; cyber; electronic warfare in information operations mission areas, deployment to the Persian Gulf region after 9/11 to provide critical cyber and vulnerability network security support to USCENTCOM, and a year at the White House Communications Agency. Finally, he led the joint NSA/DISA Blue-Team cyber vulnerability assessments in Baghdad, Iraq. Lt Col Nolen’s last assignment was with the 175th USAF Network Warfare Squadron, at Fort Meade MD, where he served as the Director of Operations for an elite offensive cyber warfare unit. His civilian career experiences include security engineering support to UAV Intelligence, ISR platform (MQ-9 Reaper). Additionally, he is currently providing systems security support to cryptologic engineering and development program for Special Operations ISR platforms. Stan was a Director at Varen Technologies from 2010 through 2015.

Stan holds an M.S. in Information and Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Business Management from National-Louis University. Stan is a member of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee. When not at work, Stan enjoys biking and hiking with his family and their two dogs Shelby and Boss.