Joe Gray, CISSP-ISSMP, GSNA, GCIH,
Lead Blogger and Podcaster
Joe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is currently a Senior Security Architect. In his spare time, Joe enjoys attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (spoken taps out A LOT!), and flying his drone. Joe is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe has contributed material for the likes of AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.
Joe’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Information Technology (with focus in Information Assurance and Security) from Capella University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude for both degrees and completed some Graduate coursework in Business Intelligence. He also is a part-time (Adjunct) Faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College and at Gwinnett Technical College because he loves to teach the next generation about security, which is his passion. He is also in the SANS Instructor Development pipeline and will be teaching SANS Security 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling.
In conclusion, Joe holds the (ISC)² CISSP-ISSMP, GIAC GSNA, GCIH, AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE), CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA A+ certifications. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading news relevant to information security, blogging, bass fishing, and flying his drone in addition to tinkering with and testing scripts in R and Python.
Joe Holds the CISSP
Joe holds the GSNA