InfraGard Idaho Leadership
Josh Stemp - President
InfraGard Member since 2011
Sectors: Information Technology, Government Facilities, Transportation Services, Financial Services
Josh Stemp is currently an Information Security Engineer with the Idaho Transportation Department and, as the lead for ITD's Incidents and Investigations Unit, is responsible for statewide incident response, digital forensics, and cyber threat intelligence. He has over a decade of experience in information technology with more than 8 years of experience dedicated to cybersecurity and information assurance. Josh's previous experiences are varied with examples such as critical infrastructure protection, regulatory compliance, Fortune 100 retail, and experience with multiple publicly-disclosed data breaches. In addition to his role with InfraGard, Josh volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council as the local cybersecurity SME and badge mentor, serves on various boards and committees within and around Idaho state government, and is a frequent contributor to local, national, and international security communities. He maintains the following relevant industry certifications: GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GASF, and GCTI.
Les Lake - Treasurer
InfraGard Member since 2015
Sectors: Financial Services
Les has more than 40 years combined experience in public & private accounting, business development & investigative services, specializing in real estate & mortgage loan fraud, healthcare fraud, governmental compliance, financial & tax analysis. He currently serves on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners International Advisory Council and leads a top team of international forensic experts with Lake Forensic Advisors, LLC.
Public & private accounting experience includes Arthur Andersen & Co. and Morrison Knudsen Co., providing both accounting and audit services for international business clients, heavy construction and commercial real estate development projects.
Government experience includes compliance & regulatory services for the Office of Special Investigations with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, establishing the Idaho Medicaid Fraud Bureau, and serving as the Inspector & Investigator for the Idaho Real Estate Commission. Les has completed over 1,200 financial & compliance audits and investigations, and has reviewed, audited & investigated over 20,000 real estate transactions.
Les is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Real Estate Investigator. He is Yellow Book certified. He is the Treasurer of InfraGard Idaho Members Alliance and is an active member of the Idaho Land Title Association. Les has served as president & board member of the Boise Chapter ACFE and the Association of Government Accountants Idaho Centennial Chapter. Les is an expert witness, published author and national speaker currently presenting on fraud awareness, prevention and detection.
Katie Theisen - Secretary
No bio submitted
Oz Jones - Communications Director
No bio submitted
Sectors: Infromation Secruity and Defense Industry
For most of Chris Morrill's career has been working with system security, auditing, business continuity and incident response. His long history started back in high school in Pocatello, Idaho. This was back when the Apple IIe was "new". The evolution of PCs, mainframes and servers, networks, communications and the power of processing also the weakness in protecting information has always fascinated him. Chris continues to stay up to date with tactics and techniques – the frameworks to follow and what companies and the government need to do to cover the gaps. One of his favorite quotes from his past, "I have been to the edge. And there I have stood and looked down."
Chris currently servers on the InfraGard Idaho board. He is also active in the Boise ISSA group and the Boise Cloud Security Association.
InfraGard Member since 2014
Sectors: Information Technology, Defense, Agriculture and Food, Insider Threat and Communications
Rod Zwainz has a broad expertise in cyber security, information systems, leadership, project management, artificial intelligence along with agriculture. His career started with the US Army and includes Armor/Cavalry operations along the east/west German border, an initial member of the OPFOR at the National Training Center, light infantry Cavalry operations and Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence procurement support. His Army career also included testing and analysis of Army systems along with Systems Analysis of Intelligence systems.
His cybersecurity expertise and information management experience come from his numerous years supporting national agencies and corporations both with the Army and leading organizations within Lockheed Martin in the Fort Meade area. Since moving to Idaho he has been a cyber security consultant along with continuing to participate in farming in Washington.
He has been a member of Infragard since early 2014 starting with the Baltimore chapter where he was able to attend numerous training events including INLETS and active shooter training at Quantico. He was also an active participant in insider threat training.
In addition to Infragard, he participates in ISSA, PMIWIC, ISACA and Idaho Tech Council along with data science and Bitcoin. His certifications include PMP, CISSP, lean Green Belt and ITIL.
Joshua Hopping, PCI
InfraGard Member since 2016
Sectors: Commercial Facilities, Information Technology
Joshua is the Head of Investigations Services at INCOPRO. With over sixteen years of experience helping companies protect their intellectual property online, Joshua is an expert in dealing with trademark, copyright, and patent abuse. He is also a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) by ASIS International specializing in open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysis aimed at providing clients with actionable intelligence used to dismantle and disrupt counterfeit or otherwise abusive networks. Joshua is the co-creator of a patent-pending brand abuse monitoring system with infringement detection engine and graphical user interface. Prior to joining INCOPRO in January 2018, Joshua worked at MarkMonitor (part of Clarivate Analytics) where he was instrumental in the development of their brand protection department. While in his previous position, he designed and launched an OSINT investigative reporting service. Joshua is also very active in the non-profit sector having help start and lead two faith communities within the Treasure Valley, e.g. the Sweet Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Sweet, ID) and the Kuna Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Kuna, ID). He is a published author and a Cherokee Nation citizen of Celtic-Cherokee heritage. Joshua holds an Associate of Science in Design Technology Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX, USA) along with a Master of Ministry from St. Stephen University (St. Stephen, NB, CA).
InfraGard Member since 2014
Sectors: Agriculture and Food, Communications, Government Facilities, and Information Technology
John Neely has 48yrs in the information technology arena and is the CEO and owner of Integrative Solutions Northwest LLC (ISNW) since 2003. Technology Director at Camas County School District and contracted Sys, Admin for the University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Center. Mr. Neely provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the education and business environments. The primary responsibilities for this office encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: product and resources, governance, policy, resource allocation, information technology direction and protocols. ISNW provides support for academic research and technology, delivery of IT infrastructure design and services, information security systems and compliance, administrative systems, troubleshooting and client support services.
Mr. Neely represents the information technology interests by serving on several regional and higher education organizations including the Idaho Education Technology Association and currently a board member of InfraGard Idaho chapter.
Prior to ISNW, Mr. Neely served in the Air Force in network security and informational technology infrastructure roles global deployments. He has also worked for Planned Systems International, Digital Switch Corporation, American Satellite Corporation, General Dynamics, Boeing Information technology services and Micron Technologies. and Troubleshooting. Strong business development professional with a yes focused in Electronic Technology.
Advisors to the Board
Kurt Pipal - FBI
No bio submitted
Eric Puype - CISA
Eric Puype has been the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor in Idaho since 2009. In this capacity, Mr. Puype is the department’s liaison with federal, state, local, and private sector stakeholders of critical infrastructure located in Idaho. Mr. Puype also is responsible for the identification of critical infrastructure, analysis of interdependencies, and mitigation of consequences from cyber and physical threats. Prior to working as a Protective Security Advisor, Mr. Puype was the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Vulnerability Assessment Branch Chief. In this role, Mr. Puype was responsible for the development and execution of the department’s vulnerability assessment field teams.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Puype served ten years in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Officer and Foreign Area Officer. As an Intelligence Officer, Mr. Puype served with distinction in several joint service operations with the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. Additionally, Mr. Puype served in joint operations in Turkey and in combat operations in Iraq. As a Foreign Area Officer, Mr. Puype was the U.S. Air Force International Arms Control Treaty Officer in Turkey. In this capacity, Mr. Puype was responsible for the compliance of five international arms control treaties. During his service, Mr. Puype was awarded the Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Mr. Puype earned a Juris Doctor-Law from the University of Idaho’s College of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Idaho. Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts from the St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition, Mr. Puype is a licensed attorney in the State of Idaho and admitted to practice by the Idaho Supreme Court and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts-District Idaho. Mr. Puype is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) from ASIS International.