Wesley McGrew, Ph.D.
- Director of Cyber Operations
Memphis, TN 38119
Dr. McGrew serves as director of cyber operations for HORNE Cyber. Known for his work in offense-oriented network security, Wesley specializes in penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, reverse engineering of malicious software and network traffic analysis.
Wesley is the author of penetration testing and forensic tools used by many practitioners. He is a frequent presenter at DEF CON and Black Hat USA. At the National Forensics Training Center, he provided digital forensics training to law enforcement and wounded veterans. As an adjunct professor he designed a course he teaches on reverse engineering to students at Mississippi State University, using real-world, high-profile malware samples. This effort was undertaken as part of earning National Security Agency CAE Cyber Ops certification for the university. He has presented his work on critical infrastructure security to the DHS joint working group on industrial control systems.
Wesley earned his Ph.D. in computer science at Mississippi State University for his research in vulnerability analysis of SCADA HMI systems used in national critical infrastructure. He served as a research professor in MSU’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Distributed Analytics and Security Institute.