Ronald Dodge is currently the Senior Director for Information Security Engineering at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Ron is responsible for building and securing a global security information infrastructure. Ron has a diverse background spanning over 20 years including IT leadership in government, academia, and industry; leading innovation in IT infrastructure/services, security education, and cyber research.
Ron has served in leadership positions in many international consortiums including the Institute for Infrastructure Protection (I3P), the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the IEEE/ACM 2013 Computing Curriculum working group, and the Honeynet Project. Ron was an early thought leader in cyber security exercises and in the delivery of security education using virtualization.
Ron served over 28 years in the US Army with military assignments ranging from combat duties in an attack helicopter squadron to the CIO for the United States Military Academy, West Point. Ron received his Ph.D. from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia in Computer Science.