Mr. Tyler is the Chief of the Internet Protection Branch (ID51) within the Cyber Development Directorate in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The Internet Protection Branch develops and deploys Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) solutions to enforce efficient, effective, and critical security measures that protect the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) at the Internet Access Points (IAPs) from malicious attacks. ID51 efforts help to maintain a secure and collaborative cyber environment that enables DoD missions to succeed. These solutions are comprised of critical components of the cybersecurity architecture and are positioned to protect and enhance the security posture of the DoDIN.
In this capacity, he has oversight of a portfolio of cyber programs to include the Web Content Filter (WCF), Enterprise Break and Inspection (EBI), Filter List Management (FLM) and Distributed Denial of Server (DDoS). Mr. Tyler and his team provides programmatic and engineering support throughout the full lifecycle of the programs from requirements, acquisition, design, development, integration, deployment and transition to operations.
Prior to assuming the role of Chief in Internet Protection Branch, Mr. Tyler was the Lead Engineer for the SIPRNet Releasable Demilitarized Zone (SIPR REL DMZ) and the SIPRNet Federal Demilitarized Zone (SIPR FED DMZ) from 2011 - 2018. In this role, he was responsible for engineering and designing solutions that would improve our ability to share and collaborate classified information with our FVEY coalition and Non-DoD Federal mission partners that support real world operations.
Mr. Tyler began his career with in 2004 enlisting in the United States Navy. He graduated IT “A” School in 2005 becoming an Information Technician and was assigned to STRKFITRON TWO ONE ONE (VFA-211). Where he deployed consecutively in 2006 and 2007 on the USS Enterprise to support Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Mr. Tyler learned how to think under pressure and what it meant to lead at all levels and was awarded Junior Sailor of the Quarter while on deployment. Throughout Mr. Tyler’s naval career, he exemplified honor, courage and commitment and enhanced the careers of sailors under him by constantly mentoring and leading by example.
Mr. Tyler is attending University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Adelphi, MD where he will receive a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Technology and was awarded Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology in 2018 from UMUC.