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.
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 at 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).