WERXshops! Speaker Series: Major Solomon Sonya

December 1, 2022

MGMWERX proudly presents WERXshops, a series of events, demonstrations, discussions, and seminars designed to provide Air University students, Airmen, and the public with opportunities to learn from the best Subject Matter Experts. We are bringing you expertise representing academia, industry, technology, innovation, national security, foreign policy, space and so much more.

TOPIC | AF Cyber Security Aptitude and Ability Test (AFCAAT)

The January installment of WERXShops will feature Maj. Solomon Sonya, a Cyber Security and Software Engineering Expert. Maj. Sonya has expertise in Software Engineering, Computer and Network Security, Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Hacking, Digital Forensics. Major Sonya has developed an assessment instrument primarily centered around identifying cyber technical expertise. He will discuss how its works, and the validity and reliability of the instrument.

He has traveled the world presenting software and research to various conferences. The bigger the problem and harder the challenge makes the software even more rewarding when the solution is developed.

The hybrid event will be January 11th at 11:00am CDT at MGMWERX in Montgomery, AL.

Doors open at 10:30am CDT and the discussion begins at 11:00am CDT.

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Meet the Speaker

Maj Solomon Sonya is currently a graduate student at Air University. He graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology and Western International University with Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering. He also earned a Data Science certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Maj Sonya is an experienced Computer Science researcher engineering several projects that have been used for enhanced computer security programs. He routinely develops new cyber security tools and presents his research, leads workshops, and delivers keynote addresses at cyber security conferences around the world. Maj Sonya was the Commander of the Offensive Cyber Operations Formal Training Unit, 39th Information Operations Squadron Detachment 1 where he developed multiple training courses for Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO). Prior to command, Maj Sonya was a Distinguished Computer Science Instructor at the United States Air Force Academy, Research Scholar at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and an Adjunct Faculty instructor with the Advanced Course in Engineering Cyberspace Security (ACE) at the Air Force Research Labs, Rome, NY teaching Software Reverse Engineering and Digital Forensics. Prior to these assignments, Maj Sonya was the Office-in-Charge of Incident Response and Weapons and Tactics at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT). Maj Solomon Sonya also served as a computer security liaison officer performing reverse engineering of malicious software with the 90th Information Operations Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

AU students, we also want to hear from you! We want to know who and what you want to hear from and about. Come prepared with your requests, questions, and feedback.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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