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Life at IronNet

Our people give us purpose. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating an environment where employees can work hard and have fun doing so.


Years of Combined Cybersecurity Experience


Number of Employees and Growing

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Abhinav Kore

Network Security Engineer

I work as a Network Security Engineer at IronNet. Just like any other new grad student, I am extremely passionate about putting my skills to great use and I never want to stop learning. Few people will be fortunate enough to constantly learn new things throughout their career, but IronNet is one of the rare organizations that gives employees an opportunity to do so.

I feel fortunate to work amongst the smartest people in the field, who help me stay motivated every single day and push me to achieve my goals and dreams faster. I love the culture of IronNet, where everyone is encouraged to bring innovative ideas to the table.

I have an MS from New York University in Computer Engineering with majors in Networking and Security, and a BS from GITAM University, India in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

I play cricket and table-tennis during my free time, and binge watching Netflix is my other favorite pastime.

“Winter is coming.”
– Ned Stark

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Lauren Fox

Senior Engineering Project Manager

I never expected to find myself working in the IT field, especially not Cybersecurity, after receiving my degree in Sociology in college. Prior to my time at IronNet I was working as an administrative assistant at another IT company. In my free time I ended up learning test software and eventually became a QA Engineer there. Now, I am a Senior Engineering Project Manager at IronNet helping to make sure that all of our development efforts are running smoothly and track our progress as we develop new features. When I’m not at work I enjoy traveling, volunteering at church, practising yoga, and enjoying a craft beer!

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Casey Rapnicki

Site Reliability Engineer

My name is Casey Rapnicki and I’m a Site Reliability Engineer here at IronNet. I’ve been in the I.T. field for 13 years and recently have been focusing on the cybersecurity side of the industry. With new and larger attacks happening every day, cybersecurity is an aspect of technology that will become increasingly important. I joined the IronNet family because I love engineering solutions and the challenges it presents to me. The puzzle of where to place IronDefense in a network to help customers understand their network traffic and help them become more aware of the threats they face is what drives me.

Before starting at IronNet, I was Senior Systems Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. At the Center, which is run by Mitre, I was on the operations team. Being the sole Systems Engineer at the Center presented many challenges and allowed me to solve many puzzles. I hope to use and build upon the knowledge I obtained as I continue to grow with IronNet.

Outside of work, I love to cook, go to concerts, and read science fiction. Live music and cooking are both cathartic experiences for me, so I try to do them often. On the food side, ask some of my colleagues if they have eaten my food because I love to feed people too! My favorite novel series right now is “The Expanse”, which is like Game of Thrones but set in outer space. I recently moved to Ellicott City with my girlfriend and our two cats, but I am originally from right outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go Blue!

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky

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Zdravka Cankova

Data Scientist

My name is Zdravka Cankova and I’ve been a Data Scientist at IronNet since 2017. I enjoy the challenge of developing and optimizing algorithms that allow for real-time cyber threat detection, and enable our clients to perform mitigation before the threat spreads across the network.

I have a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. My backgrounds is in modeling transport of substances in biological systems. I was drawn to the culture at IronNet as it gave me a chance to work as a part of a team with diverse backgrounds in engineering, data science, and cyber threat emulation and detection. Working alongside experts in these fields provides me with a unique opportunity to acquire a diverse array of skills.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, playing board games with friends and family, and visiting new places.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
– Marie Curie

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Gaurav Vanvari

Software Engineer

I am a Software Engineer at IronNet Cybersecurity on the Test Engineering Team. IronNet provides me with a family-like environment; my coworkers are my biggest critics, which helps me constantly improve my skills, and do things the most efficient ways. It’s all in good fun, we share lots of laughs while collaborating and at happy hours. Besides providing resources and guidance to hone my technical skills, IronNet helps me to develop interpersonal and management skills, plus leadership skills by taking initiative and ownership of my work.

Outside work, I love going to Orangetheory Fitness. I love playing soccer and watching my favorite team Manchester United play. I also enjoy watching comedy and using my life experiences to create my own comedic content.

“New Haven pizza is better than New York pizza.”
– Me, Gaurav Vanvari

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Ania Kacewicz

Data Scientist

My name is Ania Kacewicz, and I am a data scientist at IronNet. I am extremely passionate about developing innovative algorithms to preempt and mitigate cyber attacks. IronNet gives me the opportunity to use my unique passion and strengths every day and promote peace in the minds of customers. My background includes information theory, coding theory, mathematics, probability theory and stochastic processes, machine learning, signal processing and communication networks.

Previously, I worked at DARPA conducting research on big data analytics for network security. I have a BS from University of Texas at Austin, and an MS/PhD from Cornell University in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Applied Math.

In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, playing sports, watching Ravens football, and going to concerts.

“Information is the resolution of uncertainty.”
– Claude Shannon

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Monique Numa

Security Architect

My name is Monique Numa, and I am a Security Architect at IronNet. With over 20 years of experience in the Intelligence Community and DoD, I have provided operational leadership and management across multiple high-profile projects for government customers. I am excited to bring that experience to the private sector and provide high-value cyber solutions for companies needing to protect their intellectual property, employees, and customers from cyber threats.

I have a BS from Strayer University with a major in Computer Internetworking and an MS in Information Assurance from Capital College. My certifications include Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Lean Six Sigma, and ITIL.

In my free time, I am committed to educating elementary students in DC charter schools on computer safety. I enjoy investing in residential and commercial real estate, and I am a die-hard New Orleans Saints football fan!

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
– Maya Angelou

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