Stephen Windsor, President

Stephen Windsor is the President of Maddrix.  Stephen founded Maddrix in 2012 as a technology and cyber security professional services company to help the U.S. government, national security, critical infrastructure, and private sector organizations protect their critical data from targeted attacks, advanced threat actors, and malware.  Stephen has more than 25 years of law enforcement, counterintelligence, and network security experience, with 14 years focused on investigating nation state and other targeted attacks on U.S. Intelligence Community, U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Critical Infrastructure and Fortune 100 networks. More/Less

Prior to founding Maddrix, Stephen spent seven years at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he started and led the firm’s global Advanced Persistent Threat team, which helped the U.S. government, Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Critical Infrastructure organizations in the U.S., Europe, and other locations respond to and mitigate advanced network attacks.  Stephen’s team also provided digital forensics support to Intelligence Community organizations supporting criminal and counterintelligence investigations.  During this time, he worked on Air Force One, briefed multiple U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Committees, individual members of Congress, and Presidential appointees on cases he supported on behalf of his government clients and strategic cyber security issues.

Stephen has personally trained hundreds of federal criminal and counterintelligence special agents at the DoD’s Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA), and developed and delivered specialized cyber investigations training to U.S. Intelligence Community organizations.  Stephen designed the framework for Stevenson University’s Master’s Degree program in digital forensics, and has guest lectured at many colleges and universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas, University of Maryland, John’s Hopkins University, and others.

Stephen was trained at the Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, United States Attorneys Office (National Advocacy Center), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Guidance Software, Baltimore City Police Academy, Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, Maryland State Police, AccessData, SANS, and other government, law enforcement, and commercial training organizations.  Stephen has given hundreds of cyber security presentations and regularly presents at government and private security conferences and symposiums.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson University, and is a qualified expert witness.

Ron Shaffer, Chief Technology Officer

Ron Shaffer is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Maddrix.  Ron has more than 20 years of experience in information technology with more than 14 years focusing on defending against nation-state and other advanced attacks on enterprise networks within the federal government, Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, critical infrastructure, and Fortune 100 companies.  Ron is primarily responsible for client delivery and developing innovative technology to identify advanced threat actors and their malware.  More/Less

Prior to Maddrix, Ron was a technical lead and Program Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led a large team of intrusion experts responsible for multiple, concurrent advanced persistent threat intrusion investigations. Ron played a key role in building the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Computer Emergency Response Team (DIB-CERT).  He supervised over 50 cyber analysts that provided incident response, counterintelligence, and remediation support for targeted network attacks. The DIB-CERT is the first information sharing program between the U.S. government and the DIB that provides classified actionable data relating to targeted intrusions, advanced threat actors, malware, indicators of compromise, and other information required for advanced cyber defense programs.  Prior to that, Ron spent three years on the offensive side, supporting a client’s Computer Network Exploitation team.

Ron has trained hundreds of federal criminal and counter-intelligence agents at the Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA), and other personnel responsible for securing national security systems. He had taught courses for the MIS Training Institute and is currently an adjunct professor Stevenson University.

Prior to Booz Allen, Ron worked for a major systems integrator where he investigated numerous advanced persistent threat intrusions into multiple DIB organizations, and three years with the Republican National Committee, where he was responsible for information security and security architecture.

Ron holds a master’s degree in Network Security, is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).