Conference Keynote: Patrick Gray, Former Special Agent with the FBI

We are excited to announce one of the keynotes for this year’s conference. Former Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and frequent speaker, Patrick Gray. Patrick will be providing a state of the union on cyber crime today in his presentation, “Data Security Challenges in the All Too Public and Not So Private Sectors”.

Patrick Gray is an IT Security Consultant, a member of the Center for Internet Security and the former Principal Security Strategist at Cisco Systems of San Jose, California and Director of X-Force Operations, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS). Gray also spent 20 years as a Special Agent within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon his retirement from the FBI, he joined Internet Security Systems and was one of the creators of the X–Force Internet Threat Intelligence Center and thereafter was Director of the Penetration Testing and Emergency Response Teams until his promotion to the X–Force R & D Team. As a result of his service with the FBI, and the Internet Threat Intelligence Center, he has first–hand knowledge of the hacking community, its aims and methodologies as they attack government, businesses, energy and financial entities relentlessly.