Attorney Brown Receives Cybersecurity Technical Certification

Attorney Shannon Brown passed the new, performance-based, CompTIA Security+™ certification exam on September 16, 2014. CompTIA Security+™ certification provides an industry-recognized method to objectively demonstrate technical skills in computer security, data security, or cybersecurity. The new cybersecurity certification is believed to be a first for an attorney in Pennsylvania.

The CompTIA Security+™ (Sy0-401) Certification is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to meet information assurance technical and management certification requirements and tests on a broad range of information security topics including data security policies, general regulatory compliance, secured computer networking, secured mobile computing, malware, “hacking,” disaster recovery, cryptography, encrypted communications, cloud computing, basic computer forensics, event response, and physical systems security.

While Attorney Shannon Brown demonstrates years of technical experience, the certification provides further evidence of proven technical skills in addition to legal knowledge in the cybersecurity and information technology fields.

About Attorney Shannon Brown—Consulting Attorney on Cybersecurity, Data Compliance, Information Governance, Data Privacy, eDiscovery Technologies, and Security Policies

An experienced technology professional foremost, Attorney Shannon Brown brings over 15 years of technology industry experience including developing artificial intelligence software (see, developing web applications, developing mobile applications, providing systems administration in Linux or Windows, and implementing computer security. Shannon has owned information technology businesses and has served as a senior technology consultant, a Chief Information Officer (CIO), web hosting provider, and senior software architect.

More recently, Attorney Shannon Brown completed his law degree, cum laude and with published law review membership, and offers a unique combination of deep technology consulting and legal advising on data security, data breach, cybersecurity policies, information governance, eDiscovery, disaster recovery planning, data breach response planning, technology audits, and regulatory compliance. He has presented programs on technologies and law at the local, state, and national level and frequently writes on emerging technologies issues. In 2015, he will begin adjunct law school teaching on legal technology issues.