About Us

Meet Our Founder: Justin Amerson


With an illustrious career that took a transformative leap from a two-decade tenure in food service to cybersecurity, our founder embodies the adaptability and expertise that are the cornerstone of Southern Tier Cybersecurity.


Background and Experience:  

  1. Career Transition: After nearly 20 years of diverse experience in food service, from fast-food to fine-dining, our founder pivoted his career focus to Cybersecurity and Information Assurance in 2010.

  2. Academic Achievements: Holding a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Western Governors University, he is currently on a sabbatical from his Doctorate in Information Technology at Capella University, with plans to return soon.

  3. Industry Certifications: He has garnered close to 30 industry-recognized certifications from leading organizations such as CompTIA, EC-Council, ISC2, ISACA, Microsoft, Cisco, and Juniper. His current certifications include CISSP, CISM, CEH, CHFI, Project+, Security+, and MS Azure.

  4. Professional Roles: Relocated to New York’s Southern Tier in 2020 to serve as Lead Consultant and IT Security Analyst at Corning, Inc. Currently, he is a cybersecurity consultant at Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston, MA, and an adjunct professor at Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement.

  5. Previous Engagements: His former positions include roles as Senior Information Security Engineer at CenturyLink (now Lumen Technologies), Senior Threat Hunter at Dish Networks, and Senior ROC/NOC Engineer at CompuVision.

  6. Personal Interests: Outside of his professional commitments, he enjoys spinning vinyl records and spending quality time with his dogs.

Our founder’s comprehensive background and multifaceted experience offer an unparalleled learning environment for aspiring cybersecurity professionals. Join us at Southern Tier Cyber to transform your cybersecurity career under the mentorship of an industry veteran.