JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.— The 597th Transportation Brigade announced the departure of Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert Jason Gilbert April 29.
Gilbert joined the S6 Information Technology team in August 2020 and will be leaving in order to pursue an advanced cyber security certificate.
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) has strict eligibility requirements and is the last certificate he needs before pursuing his long term goal of getting a Ph.D.
Gilbert said working at the 597th Transportation Brigade has been meaningful for him because he enjoyed providing service at the service desk and as a retired enlisted Transportation Soldier, he enjoyed supporting the overall mission.
While assigned here, Gilbert played a major role in the Army’s milestone upgrade and transition to Microsoft Office 365. In addition, he worked on many projects that leveraged commercial services and technology to support the Army’s commitment to modernization.
Gilbert added he is proud to work for the U.S. military as a contractor because it has allowed his children to go to college.
One is studying to be an engineer and another is studying to be a pilot. The youngest one likes to ride horses.
Continuing to use Army-approved best practices will ensure the force can maintain its momentum and direction, according to Gilbert.
His top three security tips for the general public:
1. "Wifi is never secure. It can always be intercepted."
2. "Anything wireless is not as secure as anything wired."
3. "If you're not sure about a link, leave it alone."
The 597th Transportation Brigade is a part of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, responsible for integrating and synchronizing surface deployment and distribution capabilities in the Continental U.S, deploying and sustaining the Armed Forces off the East and Gulf coasts in support of global operations and U.S. Southern Command.
Additionally, the command stands ready to provide surface rapid port opening capabilities via the Army’s only three Rapid Port Opening Elements in support of its global Joint Task Force Port Opening mission.