2022 Engineering Leader Under 40: Corey Schoff, 27

Corey Schoff, Senior Network Security Engineer, Malisko Engineering Inc., St. Louis, MO

By CFE Media September 6, 2022
Corey Schoff, Senior Network Security Engineer, Malisko Engineering Inc., St. Louis, MO

Corey Schoff, 27
Senior Network Security Engineer
Malisko Engineering Inc.
St. Louis, MO, United States
BS Information Technology Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Why Corey is an Engineering Leader

Corey Schoff has risen to the challenge in the very fast-paced growth environment of Malisko’s industrial IT business. He has shown technical competence, ability to mentor, commercial aptitude with customers and most importantly he is very passionate about the role that information technology plays in the evolution of the industry. Industrial IT and the IIoT are the biggest areas of growth for Malisko, and his peers are thrilled to have Corey help lead the charge in helping companies with IT/OT convergence.

Achievements, Advancement & Career-related Industry Contributions

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • MEI Industrial IT Pillar Lead
  • Member of UW Stout CNIT and CyROC Majors advisory board
  • Successful MEI projects include
    • OT network segmentation
    • Dryer re-control and network improvements
    • Numerous network assessments
    • Network remediation and planning
    • OT network designs
  • Other successful projects include an aqueduct authority full network core re-design and installation.

Non-work-related Activities & Hobbies

Outside of work, Corey likes to use as much of his free time as he can to travel and see places he hasn’t been to before. This past year, he was most notably able to travel to Hawaii and Ireland, hopefully with more places to come before the year is up!

Interesting Details

Professionally, Corey placed in the AITP collegiate national network design competition, competing against many top IT engineering schools across the country. Personally, Corey is an aircraft and flight enthusiast. He currently is working on his private pilot’s license and has already completed many flight hours and his first solo flight!

Why Corey chose this career

Corey indicated, “the career path of industrial IT is the most interesting IT path I have found. No other branch of IT touches as many systems and industries and allows for growth and advancement like this field does. I have always been interested in computers and networking ever since I was a child, as well as robotics, automation and manufacturing. Finding a career path that brings both of those passions together has been very rewarding and one I feel very fortunate to be a part of.”

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