Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Somehow, I missed this back in January - former cyptologist makes good

Former Special Duty Cryptology Officer - David Rice has been hired by Apple, Inc., as their Global Director of Security. 

Dave is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader and author of the critically acclaimed book Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software. He is one of the key figures shaping the discussion and practice of cybersecurity at the national level.

Dave was a Global Network Vulnerability Analyst for the National Security Agency and a Special Duty Cryptology Officer for the United State Navy.  He has been recognized for "significant contributions" to the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency for developing security configuration and design guidance for critical national infrastructure and global networks. He holds an M.S.in Information Warfare and Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  He is a 1994 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Physics.

B.Z. Dave - you made us all proud !!


Anonymous said...

He "accepted risk" in his detailing to pursue his passion. Others chased "The Cheese" and grew little as they pursued collar devices. Define "Winning.". I know who lost on both sides of the equation...The Navy!

Anonymous said...

The real risk would have been staying in the Navy waiting for promotion boards to decide his "fate". Instead he took control of his career instead of leaving it in the hands of 'B' team players who make up the senior ranks.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but see some ironic humor in as hard-charger asssuming his post at Apple almost precisely when it has been revealed/alleged that millions of the company's iPhones and iPads quietly are keeping track of their owners' every move. What a way to win one's corporate security spurs! "Come about and heave to, we have a pilot on board..." Best of luck, shipmate!
Steve Myers