Sam’s Resume


Award earning information technology and information security subject matter expert, strategic consultant and author with 2 books, 3 book chapters, 7 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 conference proceedings, 3 technical editorships, dozens of media appearances, hundreds of briefings, and extensive social media postings

Has led global information technology and information security projects

Over 20 years’ experience in information security, digital forensics and 10 years’ experience in the law enforcement

Department of Homeland Security STEM Fellowship for Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Government Experience

Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis: Special Advisor Cyber Division, November 2015 to present, SL-0132

Acting Director (Threat Intelligence) Cyber Division

United States Army Corps of Engineers: Cyber Advisor and CISO, January 2015 to October 2015, GS-1550

Acting Governance and Architecture Division Chief

Academia Experience

Purdue University: Associate Professor August 2012 to January 2015

National Defense University: Associate Professor March 2011 to July 2012

Purdue University Calumet: Associate Professor August 2003 to March 2011

Industry Experience

NCR Corporation: Senior Consultant 1 – August 2000 to August 2003

Access Data Consulting Corporation: Senior Technical Consultant – April 2000 to August 2000

Litton/TASC (Now just TASC): Senior Member Technical Staff – September 1999 to April 2000

MCIWorldcom (Contracted Services): Senior Program Manager – February 1999 to September 1990

Military and Law Enforcement Experience

Tippecanoe Prosecutors Office: Special Investigator February 2014 to January 2015, random hours

Pierce County Sheriff Department: Corrections Officer -August 1989 – December 1993

Kitsap County Sheriff Department Corrections Officer – October 1987 – August 1989

Suquamish Tribal Police Officer – January 1987 – October 1987

United States Marine Corps: September 1984 – October 1986, Military Occupational Specialty- Small Missile Systems Technician.

Washington State Army National Guard: June 1983 – August 1983 Military Occupational Specialty- Tank Driver


Purdue University: West Lafayette, Indiana April 2005 to May 2012, PhD College of Technology (Digital Forensics), Dissertation Title: “Cyber warfare as a form of conflict: Evaluation of models of cyber conflict as a prototype to conceptual analysis”, Advisor: Marcus Rogers, GPA 3.68

Colorado Technical University: Colorado Springs, Colorado July 1998 to February 1999, MS Computer Science Software Systems Engineering, GPA 3.80

Huron University: Huron, South Dakota December 1997 to August 1998, BS Computer Science, GPA 4.00


Department of Defense clearance, Department of Homeland Security Clearance, Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), April 2010 to present

Selected Publications


Devost, M., Dion, M., Healey, J., Gourley, B., Liles, S., Mulvenon, C., Pitts, H., Rattray G., “Addressing Cyber Instability”, Cyber Conflict Studies Association, 2012

Liles, S., ed. “Proceedings 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security: Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 24 – 25 March 2014”.

Book Chapter

Liles, S., “A unified generational warfare model”, The Handbook of 5th Generation Warfare, 2010

Liles, S., “The issues of non-state actors and the nation state”, Threats in the Age of Obama, 2009

Liles, S., Kamali, R., “Information Assurance and Security Curriculum Meeting the SIGITE Guidelines”, Handbook of Research on Social and Organizational Liabilities in Information Security; 2008


Kambic J., Liles, S., Ellis, W.,Non-State: Cyber Power in ONG?”, Journal of Information Warfare, Volume 13, Issue 3

Borton, M., Liles, S., Liles, S. “Cyberwar Policy”, The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Spring 2010, pp 303 – 324

Borton, M., Liles, S, “Active defense of corporate information systems”, IO Journal, May 2010

Wozniak, J., Liles, S. “Political and technical roadblocks to cyber attack attribution”, IO Journal, Inaugural Issue, April 2009

Liles, S., A review of Software Forensics by Robert Slade, Journal of Digital Forensic Practice. 2008.

Liles, S., Kamali, R., “An Information Assurance and Security curriculum implementation” The Journal of Issues in Information Systems and Information Technology Volume 3, 2006

Kamali, R., Liles, S., Jiang, K., Nicolai, B., “A Curriculum Model Based on the SIGITE Guidelines” Journal of Information Technology Education, Volume 5, 2006.


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