Leadership 2017-05-23T01:50:48+00:00

Our Team


Jose R Fernandez @jfersec is the President and owner of CompSec Direct. He has over 15 years’ experience in the IT field. He is a PhD dissertation student in Information Security and holds a Masters of Science from Eastern Michigan University in Information Assurance. He is a GIAC certified analyst and currently holds Forensic Network Analyst (GFNA), Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) and Penetration Tester (GPEN). He is a certified Digital Evidence Collector and Digital Media Collector from the Defense Cyber Crime Investigation Training Center. He is a CISSP from ISC2, possess EC-Council Certified Security Analyst and Certified Ethical Hacker and is also a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP: Sec) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). https://www.linkedin.com/in/jfersec
(Skills: Linux / Forensics / Exploitation and Analysis / Routers)



Manuel Benitez is an ACADEMI trained Personal Protection Specialist with five years of mentorship under a Gryphon Group and Blackwater Special Training Officer in close quarter combat and defensive tactics. His distinct training and understanding of different weapon systems qualifies him to operate in a variety of permissive environments. Manuel’s experience in the private sector has allowed him to develop relations within a network of security specialists.
(Skills: Physical Security / Surveillance / Counter-surveillance / Breaching)


Tres has over 18 years of experience in network security, technology management, cyber operations, software development and technical leadership. He is a Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) and Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). He holds a Bachelors Degree in Strategic Intelligence (HUMINT/Counterintelligence Operations) from American Military University and a Masters of Science from Eastern Michigan University in Technology Mangement. He specializes in network penetration testing and global cyber operations performing internal/external network and application layer security audits related to national security, HIPPA and PCI-DSS compliance standards. Tres is also experienced in reversing electronic component designs to examine both hardware and firmware for the purpose of hardening designs and mitigating the risk of exploitation.
(Skills: Windows / Wireless / RTOS / Hardware / Compliance (HIPAA / PCI DSS) / Exploitation and Analysis)