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About Irvin Lemus

Committed to Excellence

I’ve earned a positive reputation for my work throughout the years. The interests of my clients, trainees and employers are always my first priority, going above and beyond to make sure the work is top quality.

WCNA Certified

Academic & Professional Background

Bachelor's of Science in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from Mt. Sierra College, 2017

Splunk Certified User Cert-239896, 2018

Nessus Certificate of Proficiency, 2019

OWASP LogoMember of OWASP Bay Area

NORTHCOM Cyber Range Engineer, By Light, LLC.

April 2022 - Present

Build and support the NORTHCOM cyber range, setting up virtual environments, training and exercises, explaining the cyber product capabilities at a technical level, interfacing with customers to troubleshoot issues with the range and the learning management system.

Bay Area Cyber Competitions Regional Coordinator; Co-Principal Investigator, Increasing Diversity in the Cybersecurity Talent Pool through Cyber Camps and Competitions, Bay Area Community College Consortium

June 2016 - Present

Work with all 26 Community Colleges across the Greater San Francisco Bay Area supporting their Cyber Competitions program and outreach. Created Bay Area Regionals 2018 & 2019, SkillsUSA Cybersecurity Competitions for California and Florida. SkillsUSA CA Cluster Coordinator for the Information & Communication Technology. Creator of Prey and Hunter game for Community Colleges along with supporting students across the region to participate in various Capture the Flags and other contests. Also added NorCalCyber to my service area in Summer 2020. NSF Award: 2100121

Board Member, Director of Content Management, Pacific Hackers Association

August 2021 - Present

Create and mange the learning content for the participants of the association. Guide students through hands-on modular learning.

Team Member, Infosec Decoded

August 2020 - Present

Create and present training course material at conferences, participate in podcast, and any other duties within the organization.

Professor, Computer Information Systems, Cabrillo College

August 2017 - June 2022

Teach Cyber security and other IT courses. Courses taught: CIS 72 A+ Software, CIS 75 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Security+ Prep, CIS 76 Ethical Hacking, CIS 77 Digital Forensics, CIS 174 VMware ICM, CIS 140NA Network Analysis with Wireshark, CIS 194 Windows Systems Administration 1, CIS 195 Windows System Administration 2. Also served as Department Chair for academic year 2019-2020.

CyberPatriot Regional Coordinator, SoCalCCCC

September 2015 - August 2017

Responsible for teaching and mentoring Middle and High schools in the Orange County the necessary skills, tools and knowledge for the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition through trainings, webinars, coach meetings, and hosting the competition rounds at Cypress College, Coastline College and Irvine Valley College.

Adjunct Instructor, Coastline Community College

September 2016 - May 2017

Teaching Computer Systems Technology (CST) classes at Coastline College in Garden Grove, CA.

Team Member, SB1070 Pathways

September 2015 - June 2016

Worked in a team to find pathways for high schools and community colleges to line up and provide students pathways to the four year universities and to jobs in their chosen field of study.

Cyber Security Competitions Instructor, ARC

August 2014 - June 2015

Responsible for teaching and coaching high school students at Gardena High School the necessary skills, tools and knowledge for the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition. Students must learn how to secure Windows, Linux and know Cisco products and configurations in order to compete against other high school student groups all over the US.


2013 - Present

Began offering consulting services to Small and Medium businesses in the Greater LA/OC area. In 2017, these services were expanded to the State of California.

IT Technician, Alliant Technology Group


Responsible for technical assistance for 20 client companies ranging from computer repair, networking, server troubleshooting, cybersecurity and backup and disaster solutions. Installed, configured and troubleshooted Windows NT-8 along with Windows Small Business Server 2003-2011. Also troubleshooted Exchange 2003-2010 and Mac OS X 10.4-10.8. Employed VMware ESXi and Workstation products on machines to solve problems in office and for clients. Used Linux OS and tools such as Ubuntu, Backtrack, Ophcrack and OpenSUSE to meet the needs of clients and company with virtualization, system and password recovery, cloning, memory checks, hard drive tests.

IT Technician, Mt. Sierra College

2007 - 2008

Provide help desk support for the college staff and students. Worked with Windows XP and Vista; Windows Server 2000 and 2003.