Nolen Scaife

Security Research

I'm a security researcher and Ph.D candidate in the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research at the University of Florida.

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2014-present
  • Technical Expert, Information Security, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR. 2008-2014

    • Created and maintained long-term roadmaps for security technologies
    • Designed and implemented new approaches to traditional protection, including application control and hardware-assisted security
    • Built custom toolsets for solving large problems, leading to large efficiency gains on security engineering and operations teams
    • Re-engineered global security update deployment architecture, allowing quick and invisible deployments in wide ranges of network conditions
    • Wrote and updated global information security standards and procedures
    • Mentored and developed associates throughout the security area
  • Network Security Analyst II, Alltel Communications, Little Rock, AR. 2006-2008

    • Built and maintained authentication services for over 2.5 million customers and 20,000 employees
    • Automated processes such as statistics reporting, log rotation, and data migration/manipulation
    • Served as tech lead on a large project to build a second environment to separate employee data and processes from external customer data
    • Ensured the security and accuracy of sensitive customer data


  • 2019 (exp.) Ph.D Computer Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • 2014 M.Sc Information Security, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 B.Sc (hons) Information Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA.

The content on this site and my research is my own and doesn't represent my employer’s positions, strategies, or opinions.