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Leadership Team

Levine Security Solutions partners with some of the top cybersecurity leaders in the world to help create unique plans for your organization.

Steve Armstrong - Team Leader


Our cyber security team consists of talent, with experience in many technical security disciplines.  The team is led by Steve Armstrong, a career expert who began his cyber career with UK Royal Air Force (RAF), heading the RAF’s Penetration and TEMPEST team.


Steve led the first Joint UK cyber security teams in Iraq, designed and made operational various cyber reconnaissance capabilities within the Ministry of Defense (MoD).  Armstrong also currently consults and supports the RAF Digital Defense Cyber Specialist programs including assistance to the MoD.


Steve currently serves as the Incident Manager Technical Director for Electronic Arts (EA) Games and leading teams of 20+ staff for EA’s Incident Response team.


Armstrong has founded Logically Secure, a boutique IT Security consultancy providing bespoke services to Fortune 100 companies, Ultra High Network families and individuals (UHNWF), and other private firms.  Under Armstrong’s direction, Logically Secure was awarded a US patent for “Incident response management system and method” in July 2017.  Armstrong also wrote the audit standard that was adopted by the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA), the industry recognized Film, Music, and Trade Body.


Steve is one of the few International level Principal SANS Instructors, teaching the following courses all over the world:


Security Architecture for System Administrators (SEC464) IT Security Fundamentals (Boot-camp Style) (SEC401) Incident Handling and Hacker Techniques course (SEC504) Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (SEC560)

Security Monitoring (SEC511)

Mobile Device Security (SEC571)

Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (SEC617) Steve currently is a certified high level instructor with the SANS Institute, teaching the SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling course. 


Steve is a frequent speaker at 44con, Steelcon, and DefCon (Group DC441452), and holds the following certifications: 


MSc in IT Security (Distinction) from Westminster 2007 University (MSc). Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Prince2 Project Management - Practitioner level (Prince2).

UK MOD Joint Officers Command course (JOC)

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) – Gold Level.

GIAC Certified Penetration Testing (GPEN).

GIAC Web Application Security (GWAS).

GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)

British Computer Society - Certified IT Professional (CITP).

Full Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

OSSTMM Certified Professional Security Analyst (OPSA).

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MSCE) - [NT4].

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

CompTIA Security+ (obtained as required to teach course)

CESG Approved UK Government level Security (called CLAS) – allowed to expire 2008-2010.


Steve leads cybersecurity projects, services, and trainings for Levine Security Solutions.


Matt Winningham - Local and Stateside Coordinator


Matt, in collaboration with Lewis Merletti, the 19th Director of the United States Secret Service, created Ashwood Risk Management Solutions (RMS) and Ashwood Force Protective Services (FPS) to specifically provide turn-key security and transportation solutions for the cannabis industry, while also providing bespoke services to wealthy and high-profile boutique clientele.


Matt currently serves as the Managing Director of Ashwood RMS and Ashwood FPS, which created a “cradle to grave” security program for Buckeye Relief, the largest cannabis cultivator, processor, and dispensary company in Ohio.


Winningham’s suite of Ashwood security consulting services specializes in the following core areas: Cyber Penetration and Vulnerability Assessments, Cyber Security Awareness Program Development, Threat Assessments and Threat Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TCSM).


Matt has developed U.S. Patent-Pending TCSM products for niche areas of security and privacy markets.


Winningham was previously the Executive Vice President and Director of Security of CGH Global, a multi-disciplined company specializing in security, technology and fire/rescue. He was also instrumental in developing the cyber and physical security audit program for the CDSA (Content Delivery Security Association) for the motion picture industry. This included coordination with the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and the “Big Six” studios (Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Columbia Pictures, and Lionsgate).


Matt’s prior professional experience and accomplishments include:

  • Procinctu Group, Director of Technical Operations

  • E-Merging Technologies Group, Director of Technical Operations and Advanced Programs (Top-Secret security clearance)

  • Counterintelligence Officer, Central America, serving for an international anti-corruption agency

  • Senior Instructor, Research Electronics International


Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and served as an officer in the United States Navy.


Winningham coordinates domestic cybersecurity projects, services, and trainings for U.S.-based clients for Levine Security Solutions and is based in Northeast Ohio.

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