Professor of Practice, SANS/GIAC/STI
GW Ray Davidson received his Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University, and worked as a pharmaceutical scientist for the first half of his career. This gave him intimate familiarity with the challenges of a regulated industry. After a dozen years in research, Davidson was seduced by the flashing lights and bright colors of corporate IT, and used his middle management position to take a leadership role in securing the enterprise. After contributing personally to his employer's downsizing effort, he taught Networking and Security at Purdue's Calumet campus for two years before taking his current position as Professor of Practice at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds numerous industry certifications and lives in Kalamazoo Michigan.
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