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Sherri Ramsay

Sherri Ramsay is currently a consultant, engaged in strategy development and planning, coaching, partnership development, and marketing and development of security operations centers. She has extensive experience in multiple aspects of cyber defensive and offensive operations, including technical, policy, and legal. She has conducted high-level network assessments based on the Center for Internet Security’s 20 Controls. Ms. Ramsay has provided numerous cybersecurity talks/briefings to a variety of audiences, including Google’s Zeitgeist and DEF CON. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Hume Research Center at Virginia Tech and a member of the Board of Advisors for TruSTAR Technology and Cyber Dome. Ms. Ramsay is the former Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Threat Operations Center (NTOC) and a former member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Board of Directors. As the NTOC Director, she led discovery and characterization of threats to national security systems, providing situational awareness for those threats, and coordinating actionable information to counter those threats to DoD, DHS, and the FBI. At NSA, she also served as a senior leader in the Signals Intelligence Directorate, the Technology Directorate, and the Information Assurance Directorate. Prior to joining NSA, she taught high school mathematics. Ms. Ramsay received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to a DoD civilian), the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to an NSA civilian), the NSA Meritorious Civilian Service Award twice (the second highest award given to an NSA civilian), the Presidential Rank Award, the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, the Louis Tordella Award, and the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community Award. She received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Congressional Bipartisan SMART (Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow) caucus. Ms. Ramsay graduated Magna Cum Laude with General Honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education. She graduated with Honors from the Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in Computer Science. She graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), National Defense University, with a Master’s in National Resource Strategy. She received a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.
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