About Us

Our Approach

Provide productive results by applying innovative and creative solutions.

We listen and provide valuable feedback to organizations that require assistance. We do not make excuses why something cannot be accomplished, but we give solutions on how to accomplish those complex tasks that are outstanding. By applying our innovative and creative solutions to an organization's cybersecurity and software design & development needs, the result will be a high level of success for everyone involved.

Dewey Layman, President & CEO

Dewey Layman is well known for his vast experience in cybersecurity and software & systems engineering. Mr. Layman brings long-term perspective and knowledge to CipherNova having supported many agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency (NSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in addition to supporting various commercial organizations.

Before CipherNova, Mr. Layman was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Aleta Technologies, Inc. where he led several technological advancements in cybersecurity for the company and the DoD. Prior to being the CTO for Aleta, Mr. Layman also utilized his cybersecurity and software engineering expertise at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he was awarded several times for his exceptional service in support of the Space Shuttle Program, the Identity & Access Management (IdAM) System, and the NASA Online Registration System (NORS). Mr. Layman started his technological journey in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he was an Electronic Systems Security Analyst for the Air Intelligence Agency (AIA). During this time Mr. Layman was the recipient of the "Certificate of Recognition" from the AIA for outstanding support to the intelligence community and was recognized by the NSA for support that exceeded the customer's expectations.

Mr. Layman also has a very strong academic background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. He holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) where he was the sole recipient of the prestigious "Outstanding Master of Science in Cybersecurity Award." Mr. Layman also has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from UAH where he again was the sole recipient of the "Departmental Honors in Information Systems Award." In addition to the Cybersecurity and Information Systems degrees, Mr. Layman also has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU).

About CipherNova

Founded in August 2014, CipherNova is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) verified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). CipherNova provides computer and network security solutions and software design & development assistance for various commercial and government organizations in the Tennessee Valley. Training in these areas are also provided to further the success of businesses and individuals.

Upcoming Training

(Online) Intro to Python Programming
Online Flexible Self-paced Schedule
University of Alabama in Huntsville


Introduction to Java Programming
09/16/2019 - 09/19/2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wilson Hall Room 206
University of Alabama in Huntsville


Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (256) 429-9005
  • Email:
  • Address:
    3225 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Ste B
    Huntsville, AL 35805-4068


DUNS: 079747060