Public Speaking

Ray is an established cybersecurity and privacy professional with over 25 years of experience in the field. As a Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Ray employs his extensive knowledge and background in information security to offer guidance, support, and expertise to security leaders. His areas of expertise encompass securing cloud architecture, zero-trust, data resiliency, compliance, and privacy. Over the years, Ray has earned multiple certifications, such as (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the double VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification, holding VCDX #122.

As a recognized authority in cybersecurity and cloud architecture, Ray has delivered dozens of keynote addresses, panels, and technical sessions at major industry events worldwide for the past decade. His presentations are highly regarded for their depth, insight, and ability to engage and influence a broad spectrum of audiences, further solidifying his reputation as a thought-leader in the cybersecurity community. Also Ray is the host of “The Lockdown – The Practical Privacy and Security” podcast, winner of the SANS OSINT Summit CTF (2024), and ranked in the top 1% of TryHackMe.

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Recent Events

Date Event Location
April 11, 2024 Fireside Executive Discussion on Emerging Threats for Security Leaders San Diego, CA
February 26, 2024 Zero Trust World Keynote and Main Stage Presentation on Zero Trust and Privacy Orlando, FL
February 13, 2024 SiberX CISO Forum Fireside Chat with AWS on Thwarting Cyberattacks & Protecting Your Data Toronto, Canada
November 7, 2023 CISO Executive Dinner - Fortifying the Cloud with Zero Trust, A Hero’s Journey San Diego, CA
November 2, 2023 Enforce a Zero-Trust Ransomware Defense - Protecting Your Cloud Infrastructure Raleigh, NC
October 26, 2023 CISO Dinner - Fortifying the Cloud with Zero Trust, A Hero’s Journey Nashville, TN
October 24, 2023 CISO Executive Dinner - Fortifying the Cloud with Zero Trust, A Hero’s Journey Irvine, CA

Cybersecurity & Privacy Topics

Ray delivers customized speaking engagements tailored for specific audiences. Here are some of the more recent talks Ray has delivered:

  • Zero Trust, A Hero’s Journey
  • How Threat Actors and Defenders Are Using AI
  • Emerging Threats in Cybersecurity for Leaders
  • Why Privacy Matters and What We Can Do About It
  • OpSec for OSINT Investigators