G Leaden

Poughkeepsie, NY   g@goleaden.com@iamg123 twit

cybersecurity, infosec, IoT, research, devops

I am an honors student at Marist college studying computer science with a concentration in software development. I am extremely interested in pursuing a career in Information Security / Development Operations and will be spending my summer at Datto as an Infrastructure Engineer.


B.S. Computer Science   August 2015 - May 2019


Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Minors: Cognitive Science | Cybersecurity | Information Systems | Information Technology
Marist College Honors Program
Dean’s List - current


Infrastructure Engineer Intern   June 2018 - current


Datto, Norwalk, CT

  • My internship at Datto starts soon™

Software Engineer - Research Assistant   January 2017 - May 2018

sdn, honeypots, cybersecurity, python, bash, LaTeX

Marist College | IBM Joint Study, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Created and maintained SSH, API, and SDN honeypots contributing to NSF grant CC*DNI: 1541384 (SecureCloud)
  • Utilized Python, Java, Bash, and PHP to create honeypots and manipulate data received from honeypots
  • Developed autonomic system to aggregate, enrich, and reformat honeypot logs to SIEM appliance
  • Presented work at conferences such as the NYIT 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference and the IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference

Software Engineer - Agile Web Development   August 2016 - January 2017

Liferay CMS, java, javascript

Marist College | Web Development, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Developed websites and applications based on designs specified by the client
  • Worked with OmniUpdate and Liferay to develop web and mobile applications with a focus on user experience
  • Created documentation to ensure ease of use within the content management systems

Desktop Technician - Client Support   September 2015 - May 2016

MS Word, IBM Lotus Notes, hardware skills

Marist College | Client Services, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Troubleshot and resolved spyware / malware, printer, and hardware related issues through root-cause analysis
  • Provided Help Desk support for Marist College staff / faculty, on-site and by telephone
  • Documented all interactions with the user, including repairs and installation

Information Systems and Operations

bash,PostgreSQL,openVAS, LucidCharts,Cisco IOS, python, java

  • Studied basic cybersecurity concepts and techniques and their implementation
  • Mathematically analyized data structures and algorithm complexity from a formal viewpoint.
  • Familiar with AWS (EC2), Digital Ocean, and Google Firebase instance deployment and management
  • Studied internetworking technologies and protocols used with the Cisco IOS
  • Experienced in initializing and maintaining both LAMP and WAMP environments
  • Proficient in the definition and manipulation of databases with SQL and database modeling with E-R diagrams

Cognitive Science

MS Powerpoint,LaTeX

  • Explored the nature of the physical world and our role as observers and participants.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the disciplines that make up cognitive science such as computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology
  • Studied abnormal psychology with a focus on Tourette’s, ADHD, OCD, and ‘Madness in the Arts’
  • Researched ethical and moral theories that relate both to cognitive science and the implications of multidisciplinary research in moral cognition


Leaden, G.O., Zimmermann, M.A., DeCusatis, C., Labouseur, A.G. (2017) “An API Honeypot for DDoS and XSS Analysis” Presented at IEEE Region 1 Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. DOI: 10.1109/URTC.2017.8284180

Also presented at

  • NYIT 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference – 1st Place Undergraduate Poster [poster]
  • IBM 2017 TechConnect [poster]

Upcoming Presentations

  • 53rd Annual NCHC Conference [poster]