About Blue Sky Cyber

Blue sky thinking refers to the activity of creative brainstorming to find completely new ideas without limits, judgements, constraints, or consequences. The goal is to generate ideas that don’t require them to be grounded in reality and founded on the principle that some ideas create feasible and innovative ideas.

At Blue Sky Cyber, we believe there is a serious problem with cyber security risks associated with today’s technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now the “Internet of Threats”, and current cyber protections are antiquated and inadequate.

Technology innovation has overtaken our privacy protections resulting in our digital information being tracked by the corporations and governments beyond what we thought was imaginable. Our digital trail continues to grow with data about nearly every facet of our lives.

Our team uses blue sky thinking to create a next generation enhanced network cyber security solutions to protect your home and/or business privacy.

Our Team

About Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson

CEO / President
  • Over 30 years in Information Technology, Networking, Product Development, Software and Hardware Engineering w/ DoD, U. S. Government, and Small Business sectors as a leader, engineer, and entrepreneur
  • Former U.S. Navy SEAL and currently a Cryptologic Warfare Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve
  • A passion for technology, product development, and solving hard problems
Larry Hess

Larry Hess

Chief Technology Officer / Chief System Architect
  • Extensive experience in the entertainment industry writing applications and software for James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, and Peter Jackson that led to an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in Film
  • Key contributor at the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) designing secure SATCOM, fortifying networks to MILITARY HARDENED specifications, securing facilities, training U.S. Special Forces in cybersecurity, and deploying to the frontlines
  • Previously served on a "Red Team" (penetration testing) at the Department of Energy
  • Developed cockpit display embedded operating system security for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Eric Basu

Eric Basu

Board of Advisors
  • A Serial Entrepreneur and former Commander in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams
  • Founder and CEO, Sentek Global
    • Sentek grew to become the largest small business defense contractor in San Diego
    • Sold to Deloitte Consulting in 2021
  • Founder and CEO, Haiku Cyber Range
  • Executive MBA from UCLA and Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University
  • Frequent speaker on panels on cybersecurity, leadership, and entrepreneurship
Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

Board of Advisors
  • Control Risks Group - Executive Board Director, Regional Chief Executive Officer, and Global Chief Operating Officer of a diverse professional services firm with operations in 36 countries
  • United States Navy - Eight years as SEAL Team Operator
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - Clandestine Service Officer
  • Strategic advisor and expert witness to Fortune 500 companies across nearly all industries on matters of risk, resilience, crisis management, security, and compliance
  • Known for calm, balanced, inclusive, and analytical business leadership
Ron Pitcock

Ron Pitcock

Board of Advisors
  • High Speed Access Corp - Grew start-up venture from 20 employees to become 3rd largest cable modem company in the U.S with more than 600 employees in over 120 cities across the U.S.
    • Transitioned privately funded company to rapidly growing public company with a market cap of $2.5B
  • CEO Fiplex Communications - Helped realize maximum value from technology, guiding complex process of transforming vision into tangible, profitable product, and bring to market
  • Chairman and CEO IPtimize - Drove rapid, profitable growth through strong and decisive leadership of sales and marketing, daily business operations, technology, finance, human resources, IT, and quality
John Garofolo

John Garofolo

Board of Advisors
  • Computer Scientist - NIST - Senior expert on AI analytics application design, performance measurement, and metrics
  • Disruptive technology R&D strategist and techno-evangelist for out-of-the-box “Blue-Sky Thinking” and creation of beyond-the-pack innovation in AI and data-critical analytics applications
  • Advocate for privacy, ethics, and discernment in AI
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of MD, M.S. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University - Whiting School of Engineering

About Blue Sky Cyber

Blue sky thinking refers to the activity of creative brainstorming to find completely new ideas without limits, judgements, constraints, or consequences. The goal is to generate ideas that don’t require them to be grounded in reality and founded on the principle that some ideas create feasible and innovative ideas.

At Blue Sky Cyber, we believe there is a serious problem with cyber security risks associated with today’s technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now the “Internet of Threats”, and current cyber protections are antiquated and inadequate.

Technology innovation has overtaken our privacy protections resulting in our digital information being tracked by the corporations and governments beyond what we thought was imaginable. Our digital trail continues to grow with data about nearly every facet of our lives.

Our team uses blue sky thinking to create a next generation enhanced network cyber security solutions to protect your home and/or business privacy.

Our Team

About Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson

President
  • Over 30 years in Information Technology, Networking, Product Development, Software and Hardware Engineering w/ DoD, U. S. Government, and Small Business sectors as a leader, engineer, and entrepreneur
  • Former U.S. Navy SEAL and currently a Cryptologic Warfare Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve
  • A passion for technology, product development, and solving hard problems
Larry Hess

Larry Hess

Chief Technology Officer / Chief System Architect
  • Extensive experience in the entertainment industry writing applications and software for James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, and Peter Jackson that led to an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in Film
  • Key contributor at the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) designing secure SATCOM, fortifying networks to MILITARY HARDENED specifications, securing facilities, training U.S. Special Forces in cybersecurity, and deploying to the frontlines
  • Previously served on a "Red Team" (penetration testing) at the Department of Energy
  • Developed cockpit display embedded operating system security for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Eric Basu

Eric Basu

Board of Advisors
  • A Serial Entrepreneur and former Commander in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams
  • Founder and CEO, Sentek Global
    • Sentek grew to become the largest small business defense contractor in San Diego
    • Sold to Deloitte Consulting in 2021
  • Founder and CEO, Haiku Cyber Range
  • Executive MBA from UCLA and Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University
  • Frequent speaker on panels on cybersecurity, leadership, and entrepreneurship
Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

Board of Advisors
  • Control Risks Group - Executive Board Director, Regional Chief Executive Officer, and Global Chief Operating Officer of a diverse professional services firm with operations in 36 countries
  • United States Navy - Eight years as SEAL Team Operator
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - Clandestine Service Officer
  • Strategic advisor and expert witness to Fortune 500 companies across nearly all industries on matters of risk, resilience, crisis management, security, and compliance
  • Known for calm, balanced, inclusive, and analytical business leadership
Ron Pitcock

Ron Pitcock

Board of Advisors
  • High Speed Access Corp - Grew start-up venture from 20 employees to become 3rd largest cable modem company in the U.S with more than 600 employees in over 120 cities across the U.S.
    • Transitioned privately funded company to rapidly growing public company with a market cap of $2.5B
  • CEO Fiplex Communications - Helped realize maximum value from technology, guiding complex process of transforming vision into tangible, profitable product, and bring to market
  • Chairman and CEO IPtimize - Drove rapid, profitable growth through strong and decisive leadership of sales and marketing, daily business operations, technology, finance, human resources, IT, and quality
John Garofolo

John Garofolo

Board of Advisors
  • Computer Scientist - NIST - Senior expert on AI analytics application design, performance measurement, and metrics
  • Disruptive technology R&D strategist and techno-evangelist for out-of-the-box “Blue-Sky Thinking” and creation of beyond-the-pack innovation in AI and data-critical analytics applications
  • Advocate for privacy, ethics, and discernment in AI
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of MD, M.S. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University - Whiting School of Engineering