Background

Our Perspective

Our consultants have a range of experience in cyber operations, risk management, and software architecture development in the intelligence community, government, academia, and the private sector.

Stemming from rigorous research conducted at the University of Maryland, our award winning approach has been integrated into our Tapestry tool, which converts technical attack scenarios into meaningful insights about potential impact to business processes.

CEO, Dr. Charles Harry, is a senior leader, practitioner, and researcher with over 20 years of experience in intelligence and cyber operations. Dr. Harry is an international expert in assessing and visualizing cybersecurity risk in complex systems. He leverages a deep understanding of adversarial tactics used to compromise and impact business operations to map and present integrated cybersecurity risk. Dr. Harry is also a research professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and holds affiliate status with Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL), and sits on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Advisory Panel. He has supported national decision makers and has presented to foreign leaders on a variety of international security topics. His public service includes a 14-year career with the National Security Agency, where he rose to the rank of senior technical leader (DISL). Dr. Harry has supported senior policy makers at the White House and has regularly appeared before congressional committees to provide testimony. He is the recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Extraordinary Achievement Medal and the Signal Intelligence Career Achievement Medal.


Senior Advisor, Dan Ennis serves as a senior advisor to Decision Point Analytics. Dan has deep experience in cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence and has experience in the public and private sector and currently serves as CEO for DRE Consulting and as a senior advisor for Blue Voyant. Dan leverages over 36 years of U.S. government service, principally with the National Security Agency (NSA) Central Security Service. Prior to his retirement from the NSA, Ennis served as director of its Threat Operations Center (NTOC), responsible for round-the-clock cryptologic activities to detect and counter cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and other important networks, while protecting the legal rights of U.S. persons. Ennis’ career with the U.S. government began in 1979 at the Drug Enforcement Administration.

He joined NSA in 1982 and held numerous senior-level positions, primarily within the Signals Intelligence Directorate. Prior to becoming the NTOC director, Ennis served as assistant deputy director of analysis and production, providing overall management of the U.S. signals intelligence analysis and production mission. Other senior positions held included chief of NSA Tailored Access Operations, chief of Transnational Targets (counter terrorism, counter proliferation, counter intelligence, narcotics and serious crimes, and weapons and space) and chief of the Office of Russia.


Strategic Advisor, Pete Tseronis is the Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC.

An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

A trusted thought leader with corporate savvy and substantive technical proficiency, Pete maintains several Advisory Board roles in which Companies leverage Pete’s sophisticated aptitude to facilitate digital transformation, mitigate supply-chain risk, and ensure global growth.

As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.

Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).


Dr. Mariah Bauer Organizational Consultant

Dr. Bauer has decades of organizational management experience and works with Decision Point Analytics to integrate operational realties with cybersecurity risk. Mariah moved to the University of Maryland’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost to serve as the Director of Strategic Initiatives in May of 2016. In her role in the Provost’s office, Mariah drives and supports overarching strategic initiatives and plans that are important to the University of Maryland, and has played a central role in driving the university’s push into cybersecurity.  Mariah has been at the University of Maryland since 1999 and has had broad experience working at the college level in the Dean’s Office, Arts and Humanities, for a number of years; at the departmental level at the University of Maryland’s federally-funded University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for a decade; in the Division of Research with the Vice President for Research; and now in the Provost’s office. In her nearly 20 years at the university, Mariah has worked extensively with government, academia, and industry supporting research and business development; spearheading strategic planning; and framing new entities and initiatives.


Consultants at Decision Point Analytics have a depth of knowledge in cloud computing platforms, technical pen testing, red team analysis, and business operations. We combine technical expertise and understanding of business operations to provide unique insight into the cyber challenge confronting modern organizations.