Brian Marshall is the Vice President of Research and Development of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the Cybersecurity Experts for large enterprises and government agencies. Marshall joined Vanguard in 2006 as the Director of Research and Development. Prior to joining Vanguard, Marshall served 11 years in software development management at Computer Associates and Innovative DP Designs, Inc., where he led the development team for IMS database utilities. He was also a professor of computer science at Solano College in Fairfield, California. During his tenure at Vanguard, Marshall was the primary architect and visionary behind Vanguard Configuration Manager, which is the only automated baseline configuration scanner that enables government agencies and contractors to test and assess their compliance with the National Checklist Program (NCP) guidelines, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), for IBM z/OS and RACF. Marshall holds one shared patent on a method of reorganizing IMS databases online. He is also an expert on NIST security standards. Marshall is an active educator and speaker on numerous z/OS security and compliance topics for groups such as RACF User Groups (RUGs), Vanguard Security and Compliance, IBM SHARE, Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) Canada, and CACS/ISRM North America. Marshall holds a BS in Computer Science and MBA from Sonoma State University.