As the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Delta Risk, Dr. Rattray brings an exceptional record in establishing strategies for cyber security across both the government and private sectors. He has over 28 years of experience in intelligence and cyber operations, with a focus in cyber defense, cyber threat mitigation, and development of sound policy and strategy in order to address advanced cyber threats facing public and private organizations and their critical infrastructure. Dr. Rattray also is focused on providing thought leadership on broad cyber policy, issues and strategy. He was the driving force in the establishment of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA) to ensure US national efforts were guided by a deeper well of intellectual capital involving private industry, think tanks, government and academia.
Prior to Delta Risk, Dr. Rattray was the Senior Advisor for Security for BITS/The Financial Services Roundtable, developing best practices and pilot programs for cybersecurity in the financial services sector. From 2007-2011, he served as the Chief Security Advisor to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), establishing strategies for ICANN’s role in enhancing security and resiliency of the domain name system. During his 23-year Air Force career, he served as the Director for Cyber Security on the National Security Council staff in the White House where he was a key contributor to the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Dr. Rattray also served as a senior security adviser on foreign investments for the US government regarding corporate acquisitions and outsourcing concerns in the information technology and telecommunications sectors. Additionally, he commanded the Operations Group of the Air Force Information Warfare Center. In this role, he was responsible for collaboration with defense industrial base partners related to advanced persistent cyber threats.
Dr. Rattray is a Full Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Senior Fellow of with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Dr. Rattray received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Military History from the US Air Force Academy; a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and his Doctor of Philosophy in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the author of the seminal book Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace as well as numerous other books and articles related to cyber and national security.