Meet the Team

Jeff Struik is the principal cybersecurity engineer for Cyber Strike Solutions, LLC.  He has been a cybersecurity professional since 2008, working for customers ranging from the Department of Defense to private healthcare and insurance firms.   Jeff served in the U.S. Army as an AH-64D Apache helicopter electrical and avionics technician for 10 years and was discharged as the result of an injury in 2011.  During that time he developed a love for technology and understanding how it works.  He also developed a deep interest in understanding how to make technology misbehave and what steps are necessary to prevent such behavior.

Jeff received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2007 and his first Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management in 2010.  After exiting the military, he continued to pursue his love of learning and completed a second Master’s of Science in Computer Security Management.  Most recently, he received his Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University in early 2018.  Along with the formal education, Jeff holds the CompTIA Network+, and the ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate for demonstrating both hands-on and theoretical understanding of cybersecurity topics.

Jeff and his wife, Ashley, have six children together.  As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors.  Some of their favorite activities include hiking, camping, sitting around a bonfire relaxing, and swimming.  Jeff enjoys learning about writing programs in Python, C/C++, C#, Rust, and Java.  He also enjoys mentoring younger cybersecurity professionals and students through activities such as Cyber Patriot, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.

 

Ashley Struik is the manager for Cyber Strike Solutions, LLC.  She graduated from Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.  During her educational journey she maintained a 4.0 GPA while caring for her six children and holding a job as an office manager and chiropractic assistant for a local chiropractic practice.  During this time she was able to hone her management and leadership skills.  Before this journey Ashley was an active stay-at-home mom where she regularly exercised leadership skills and schedule management.

Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and children doing various outdoor activities.  She enjoys hiking, walking their dog, Linux, and playing outdoor sports with her family.  Her interests include a passion for serving her community and making it a better place to raise a family. Ashley has a passion for learning how to live a healthy lifestyle including working out and learning about healthy eating.   She also enjoys being active in the local schools and sharing cybersecurity knowledge with the next generation.

Here is Jeff and Ashley and their family.