Jon Tran

Practice Area: Cybersecurity

Areas of Focus

  • Threat Assessment and Mitigations
  • Proactive Threat Hunting
  • Incident Response Operations
  • Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations
  • Policy Writing and Development


Jon Tran is a Senior Associate at The Chertoff Group, where he uses his years in the Marine Corps as a Sysadmin, Information Assurance Professional, and Cyber Protection Team leader to ensure well rounded and understandable threat and risk assessments to clients.

Prior to joining Chertoff Group Jon Tran was active duty in the Marine Corps for thirteen years and is a still a reservist today for Marine Forces Cyber Command. He began his career as a Sysadmin specializing in Cisco, Microsoft, Tenable and the various technologies that make up an organization’s IT infrastructure. He then moved onto Information Assurance where he assessed other organizations against NIST and CIS Standards, wrote cyber policy for the entirety of the Marine Corps, and provided Cyber vulnerability and risk management for senior leaders. In his most recent position, he led a team of Marines and civilians specializing in active threat hunting, incident response, audits, assessments, and generalized cyber related incidents. This is the same function he is engaged in today in the Reserves. These various positions gave Jon the opportunity to communicate complicated technical topics in an understandable manner to C- suite level leaders. Through this well rounded on hands experience Jon Tran can provide a complete risk and threat picture that considers all parts of the organization. 


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) 
  • GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
  • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
  • GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Security+ (Sec+)
  • CompTIA A+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Defense and Counter Infiltration (US CYBERCOM Certified)
  • Intermediate Cyber Core (US CYBERCOM Certified)
  • USCC JQR Senior Compliant Core (US CYBERCOM Certified)
  • CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP)


  • MS Cybersecurity Studies
  • BS Information Systems Security
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