Leveraging a decade in IT and Cyber Threat Advisory, Orion has been instrumental in right-sizing, reworking, and refreshing cybersecurity programs for FinTech and Enterprise Security services since 2015, notably improving retention, license efficacy, and human capital — ideal for CISOs targeting impactful cybersecurity transformations. Orion’s adaptability and business risk-centric strategies actualize roadmaps and deliver meaningful outcomes that significantly impact key metrics, aligning with the client vision for ELT and CIRCIA-aware boards..
Throughout his career, Orion’s leadership has been pivotal in Fusion Center and Security Operations lifecycles, including data, threat modeling, and compliance assessments (PCI DSS, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001). He pioneered a top-tier vSOC in 2015 and facilitated Fusion Centers for PNC Financial and BNY Mellon. His integration of business risk with cybersecurity gamification has globally enhanced security protocols, unleashing the full potential of international teams. He excels in deploying programs that cover threat detection, XDR monitoring, SIEM, SOAR automation, and vulnerability management, alongside managing Insider Threat and E/UBA initiatives.
Orion’s studies include a Bachelor of Information Sciences & Technology from Penn State University, complemented by full-curriculum Business Management & Marketing studies. He has also pursued advanced education through Harvard EdX (Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age).
Orion’s home away from home is in the Canadian Rockies, where he’s spent four seasons filming landscapes for an upcoming feature. As a musician, he enjoys the challenge of teaching his road-trip-friendly Cattle Dog the complexities of blastbeats.