Security Strategist & Consultant
Security Strategist & Consultant, CloudFish
Patrick Gray recently joined CloudFish, as a consultant and security strategist. He is 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. Because 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.
Prior to joining Internet Security Systems, Gray served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty years and has served in Baltimore, Maryland, Jacksonville, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Gray was also assigned as a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. in the Intelligence Division where he was responsible for global counterintelligence investigations. While serving in the Washington, D.C. area, Gray was seconded to the National Security Agency where he was responsible for an FBI group that provided operational support to the Intelligence Community globally.
He was transferred to Atlanta to assume duties as the Supervisor of the Technical Services Squad, which ultimately morphed into one of the FBI’s first Regional Computer Crimes Squads and was a member of the FBI’s elite Computer Assistance Response Team as a Forensic Examiner. He served as the Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Georgia in 1996 and 1997 during the time of the spree of terrorist bombings at Centennial Olympic Park and two subsequent bombings at two women’s clinics in Alabama and Georgia.
He has investigated cases involving financial institutions, Government Agencies, commercial businesses, Industrial Control Systems and colleges and universities. He was also assigned to the investigation of the September 11 attacks. He was the Coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter of InfraGard, an alliance between the public and private sectors for the sharing of information regarding technology security issues. He grew the Atlanta Chapter of InfraGard into the largest chapter nationally. He continues to work closely with the FBI and other U.S. Government agencies. Gray is also an advisor to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council for the Department of Homeland Security.
Gray is also a board-certified Homeland Security professional by the American College of Forensic Examiners International; is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the Information Systems Audit and Control Association; InfraGard Atlanta; the Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Information Systems Forensic Association. He has lectured at Colleges and Universities around the country. He has spoken at numerous technology events around the world to include Gartner Sector 5, Networld Interop, the IT World Congress, CIO Summit, GE Access, FIRST Vienna, Austria, SecureWorld and others. He has been quoted in numerous newspapers, magazine articles and periodicals.
Gray served in the United States Marine Corps.