Ray is responsible for the company’s enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program, as well as the operations and product strategy for the iDefense business. He has 14 years of combined commercial, government and military experience in the field of cyber intelligence, threat operations and information security.
Prior to his work with Verisign, Ray created and managed the Cyber Threat Operations Intelligence Program at Raytheon, which handled enterprise-wide intelligence activities focusing on defining and providing early warning of advanced cyber threats targeting Raytheon’s networks. Ray also held technical leadership roles with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and the Northrop Grumman Corporation at the Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), providing intelligence support to focused operations.
Ray is a recognized cyber intelligence expert within the US Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community on matters relating to cyber exploitation and adversarial tactics, techniques, procedures and technologies, as well as for his work on computer network exploitation and cyber adversarial actions. He has been credited for his work on intelligence community assessments related to cyber threats and has presented at a variety of DoD and commercial cyber intelligence conferences and symposiums. Ray is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He holds a Bachelor of Science in information technology from George Mason University, an Executive Certificate in strategy and innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and served honorably as a member of the US Navy.