President and CEO of Aegis Bleu, LLC, in Lansing, a homeland security technology and consulting firm specializing in critical infrastructure protection and assessment. Aegis Bleu works with organizations and communities, including the city of Lansing and Lansing Community College. Young began his career with a contract security company and spent many years in the health care, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. He then was named the regional bioterrorism coordinator for the District 1 Regional Medical Response Coalition. The coalition works directly under a federal co-operative agreement with the Michigan Department of Community Health Office of Public Health Preparedness to improve hospital and pre-hospital preparedness for a mass casualty incident, whether natural or man-made. Young started Aegis Bleu in 2005 while doing security assessment for Michigan State University and the city of East Lansing. The methods used in the security industry to assess critical infrastructure were convoluted and inaccurate, so Young created the Vulnerability Assessment Security Survey Tool (VASST). VASST lets multiple people survey a facility and document identified vulnerabilities using a laptop and PDA. The tool has assisted both corporations and governmental agencies in identifying weaknesses in critical infrastructures. Young received bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice with a specialization in security management from Michigan State University.