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Ron  Bushar

Ron Bushar

Mandiant
Global Director – Security Program Service
Alexandria, VA, USA


Mr. Bushar is a seasoned, highly effective, and innovative cyber security leader with extensive Federal Government, Cyber Security, Risk Management, and Network Operations experience. Mr. Bushar has a dynamic track record of building teams and strategic solutions that drive mission performance, ensure organizational security, and minimize risk. Mr. Bushar has over 17 years of experience in the areas of information assurance, information security, cyber operations, and incident response services. Currently, Mr. Bushar is serving as the Global Director for Mandiant’s Security Program Services, where he is developing innovative security programs and solutions and services for commercial and government clients worldwide.

Prior to his work at Mandiant, Mr. Bushar served as the Director of the Department of Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC) where he led transformative efforts to redefine and restructure key information security and JSOC operations and capabilities. Ron conducted critical Department wide security assessments and served as the project manager for major network security procurements and architecture upgrades. He   served as the Department’s Program Manager for insider threat program related issues and liaison to the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). Ron developed and drafted Department cyber security policies and procedures. He established and nurtured cyber defense innovations within the JSOC with a concept of operations that focus on rapid research, development, and testing of innovative cyber defense solutions for the JSOC and the Department. Ron led cyber incident response activities for major security incidents throughout the Department and its 42 federated components. In November 2011, he received the Justice Management Division Special Commendation Award for his development management of the Department’s Information Security Assessment and Insider Threat Program.

Mr. Bushar has also led the Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Team at the National Geospatial-­-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and spent eight years in various cyber operation project management and support roles at ManTech International Corporation. Mr. Bushar began his career in the United States Air Force serving in the Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron at Lackland AFB.

Mr. Bushar holds a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), and maintains a professional membership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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