Tim Harmon

Cyber Security & Network Professional

Cisco Champion

Timothy Harmon is a San Diego, CA based Information Technology (I.T.) and Security professional. He has a M.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Cyber Security and Information Assurance from National University. He is a Cisco Champion, specializing in security and networking, and was a member of the 2015 Cisco Networking Academy Cisco Live Dream Team held in San Diego.

He has hosted and participated in various cyber security capture the flag (CTF) events through the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), National Cyber League and projects at National University.

He also had received Cisco certifications, CompTIA certification and two Federal certifications from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).


February 6, 2018


Cyber Security Capture The Flag (CTF) Series Part 3: Implementing

4 min read

In Part 3 of the Cyber Security Capture the Flag (CTF) Series, we will discuss the implementation phase in which the CTF event is actually taking place.

September 22, 2017


Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops Scholarship: The Ins and Outs!

5 min read

Cisco had developed a new certification in order to reduce the global cybersecurity skills gap that has been reported throughout various sources. This certification is called the CCNA Cyber Ops and it is along the lines of what a Security Analyst in a Security Operations Center (SOC) does.

April 19, 2017


Cyber Security Capture the Flag (CTF) Series Part 2: Developing

4 min read

Tim Harmon is a Cisco Champion, an elite group of technical experts who are passionate about IT and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The program has been running for over four years and has earned two industry awards as an industry best practice. Learn more about […]

January 9, 2017


Cyber Security Capture the Flag (CTF) Series Part 1: Planning/Design

5 min read

Cyber security Capture the Flag (CTF) events are used to keep security professionals and students up-to-date with their skills in the cyber security industry. As part of our Cyber Security CTF Series, we explore how to develop and host a cyber security CTF event, and how to do it well.

December 1, 2016


Cisco Tech Day San Diego Review

3 min read

By Timothy D. Harmon, M.S., CCNA R&S, Security+CE, Cisco Champion Cisco Tech Day is similar to Cisco Live but on a much smaller scale. Cisco Live is a conference held over four days usually at a convention center with several breakout sessions, keynotes and the famous World of Solutions (WoS). Cisco Tech Day is a […]

September 14, 2016


Cyber Security Capture The Flag (CTF): What Is It?

5 min read

By Timothy D. Harmon, M.S., CCNA R&S, Security+CE, Cisco Champion Cyber security is a high priority of companies, small and big, as cyber attacks have been on the rise in recent years. In response to these attacks, security professionals and college students have been through rigorous training as how hackers are able to get into the […]

March 3, 2016


2015 Cisco Live Dream Team: The Elite Group

6 min read

Cisco Live is an annual conference held in different cities across the world and it gives Information Technology (IT) professionals a chance to learn more about Cisco’s products and services, along with news in the industry. Cisco Live US is usually held during the early summer in different parts of the US [1]. 2015 was […]