Our Team

Meet the cybersecurity experts of Touchstone Security

Rich Shinnick

Rich Shinnick, CEO

Richard Shinnick, former NSA advisor and Air Force veteran, is the Founder of Touchstone Security with 35+ years of experience in the computer security industry providing advice on cyber risks and cloud technology. For a decade Mr. Shinnick developed and taught Cyber Security courses at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Barcelona, and others. Mr. Shinnick served in the United States Air Force Electronic Security Command as an Airborne Cryptologic Linguist in the Rivet Joint Program during the Cold War and was an advisor to the NSA. He holds a B.S. degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Alex  Lora, Sr. Consultant

Mr. Lora has 15+ years of Cybersecurity Consulting and Cloud Engineering expertise covering solutions from AWS, Azure, G-Suite, and Office 365, as well as many other vendors.  He provides project management, design consulting, tactical and strategic planning, and systems engineering of advanced server configurations, installations, build outs and deployments. Mr. Lora has expertise with Information Security Program (ISP) development and management, Endpoint Security, Microsoft Server OS, Office 365 Security, Exchange, Guardicore, VMWare, and many other vendor specific solutions.  Mr. Lora is a Chubb Institute graduate with a certificate in Computer Networking and Security.

Elli Rothenberg, Sr. Consultant

Mr. Rothenberg has 16+ years of extensive Cybersecurity Consulting and Cloud Engineering expertise covering solutions from AWS, Azure, and G-Suite, as well as many other vendors.  He provides project management, design consulting, tactical and strategic planning, and systems engineering of advanced server configurations, installations, build outs and deployments.

Mr. Rothenberg has extensive expertise with Microsoft Windows OS, Exchange, Office 365, VMWare, Cisco networking as well as with advanced storage and appliance configurations and installations, system load balancing, backup and DR solutions, endpoint security hardening and control, and advanced authentication systems.  Mr. Rothenberg has worked in both regional and global industries and in data sensitive fields including healthcare and aviation.  He is a graduate of the University at Albany State University of New York with a Master’s degree in Information Science & Technology (MIS), and has obtained technical certifications in Microsoft and AWS.

Zachary Job, Sr. Consultant

Zachary Job is a Stevens Institute Alumni with a Computer Science degree and an AWS DevOps Professional Certification. Zach is a firm believer in low-level programming foundations but is an ardent supporter of using bleeding edge technology. He has worked with startups and for US Army R&D. Zachary is a Windows expert with three years of .NET development, but prefers Linux and open source. His current focus is AWS, Infrastructure as Code, and cloud applications.

Recent projects include using Lambda, Python, Java, REST, SOAP, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, Kinesis, S3, ECS, Docker, Amplify (React), Pinpoint, API Gateway, Swagger, SoapUI, CodePipline, SQS, and more. His recent successes include a large server migration from a colocation facility to AWS utilizing TSO Logic, CloudFormation, Python, and CloudEndure, creating a phased solution to migrate from SQL Server to Glue and Athena, a Python master-slave framework for module deployment to unstable hospital environments, and a Python module for robust database translation across many major relational databases.