Chief Scientist Information Security, Bank of AmericaDr. Ron Ritchey is an active researcher in the IA field and is widely published on network security topics including co-authoring recent books on Software Assurance and Insider Threat. Ritchey has authored courses on computer security that have been taught across the country and is a faculty member of the SANS Institute, the Institute for Applied Network Security, and George Mason University. At Booz Allen, he leads a team dedicated to the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art information assurance capabilities. His focus is on the identification and elimination of the root causes of information assurance weaknesses.