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Veteran | Student | Consultant



Zachary D. Rife

'As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.' - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Hello World! I am an American Veteran, Student, and Consultant providing security research and solutions architecture as a service.

  • Made In : 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸
  • From : Abingdon, VA
  • Languages : English | French | Russian
  • Studies : Computer Science | Cybersecurity
  • Specialties : Penetration Testing | Digital Transformation
  • Status : Available for Hire
  • Learn More : Introduce Yourself!



Information and Security Systems

Over the years, I have developed a wide range of skills relevant to Information and Security Systems. I have experience programming custom applications and supporting infrastructure, developing advanced and predictive analytics tools, as well as honed my craft in security research through years of hands on experience.

Programming (Python, SQL, Ruby, HTML/CSS/JavaScript)


Analytics (Operations Research, Machine Learning)


Security Research (Penetration Testing, Electronic Surveillance)


Solutions Architecture (Systems Design, Digital Transformation)





Work History

Volunteer Member | Club Officer

Jan 2024 - Current

Bristol Twin Cities Lions Club, Bristol VA/TN

After a reduction in work force at my previous employer, I began serving my community as a Lion in the Bristol Twin Cities Lions Club. Since then, I have been elected to serve as the Club's Secretary and have been instrumental in the Club's digital transformation and operational excellence. I have served as a liaison for the Club both internally and publicly while also committing to the Club's mission of service in the Bristol community.

Client Operations

Oct 2014 - Jan 2024

TPUSA INC, Salt Lake City UT | Remote

I worked in several client operations roles over the span of my tenure at TPUSA, Inc. in support of our clients in the Manufacturing, Electronic Security Systems, and Financial Services industries. I worked in roles specializing in process outsourcing and process improvement services which ultimately provided technical solutions, customer experience transformation, and other support services to our Client's end-users while also documenting new and existing challenges that formed the foundation of the development of several continuous improvement strategies and ultimately lead our clients towards operational excellence. I directly consulted on subjects and processes including but not limited to; Risk Management and Asset Protection, Threat Awareness and Intelligence against social engineering and emerging cyber threats, Troubleshooting Methodologies, and Public Relations. I also assisted in training new-hire's on their critical job functions, soft skills, and threat awareness initiatives.

Enlisted | 31B / 88M

Jan 2013 - Jan 2021

Dept. of Defense - VAARNG, Manassas VA

I served in part-time and full-time capacities in the Virginia Army National Guard as an enlisted Military Police Officer and Motor-Transport Operator. I also volunteered as an Honor Guard to provide military funeral services and training in support of the funeral honors mission.



Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Cybersecurity

AUG 2024 - MAY 2026

Liberty University

At Liberty, a DHS/NSA Academic Center of Excellence, I am studying Computer Science and specializing in Cybersecurity. I anticipate graduating no later than May 2026 at my current pace.

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

JUL 2023 - JUL 2025

Western Governor's University

I am also enrolled at WGU, another DHS/NSA Academic Center of Excellence. I have accelerated my studies and certifications in undergraduate Cybersecurity and Information Assurance while earning prestigious industry certifications. I anticipate graduating no later than July 2025 at my current pace.

Advanced Studies Diploma

2009 - 2013

John S. Battle High School, Bristol VA

At JSB, I was an advanced studies and duel-enrolled student who graduated with honors. I performed with excellence both academically and athletically being honored with several awards while also being a member of several clubs and committing to volunteer community service.



Bristol Twin Cities Lions Club

Digital Transformation

I am proud to have designed and developed my Lion's Club's new website while also building the technical infrastructure to modernize and expand our Club's operational capacity.

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