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Rob Carson - From USMC Infantry Officer to Information Security Officer

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Speaker Bio

Rob Carson, the founder of Semper Sec, knows how to simplify the problem and deliver solutions.

His clients base includes:

  • Fortune 200 Companies
  • US Government Contractors
  • State and Local Governments
  • Fuel Retailers
  • Software and hardware manufacturers

His distinguished career includes service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, as well as leading roles in IT and Security. Before devoting his work full-time to facilitating his client's success, he built highly successful information security programs for ISO 27001:2005/2013, PCI, HIPAA, NIST 800-171, GDPR. He also volunteers his time as the Chief Security Officer for BSIDES Las Vegas, a non-profit educational organization designed to advance the body of Information Security.

Episode Highlights

  • Matt reveals how much he made when he got out of the Marines
  • Matt hilariously talks about the nuances he had to deal with when going to the private sector:
  • Not saying "Sir" and "Madame"
  • Figuring out what to wear
  • How being early is too early


  • "I wasn't getting shot at... I was working in climate control, you know, so people be all stressed out, and I was like, 'Well, no one's going to die.'"
  • "I like to call myself a 'lessons learned enthusiast.'"
  • "The hardest job you'll ever get in infosec is that first step in."
  • "A first sergeant told me your hobbies should reflect part of your career."
  • "You can be outside the box, but you need to stay inside the room."


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