CTO, IPSecure Inc.
Richard Valdez is a recognized security leader, entrepreneur and CTO at IPSecure, Inc. Rich has nearly 20 years’ hands-on experience in Cyber Security and various Enterprise and security platforms in the DoD, Joint, Air Force and Army sectors. Prior to assuming the role at IPSecure, Valdez served as the Cybersecurity Engineer and technical lead for the 335 th Theater Signal Command, Joint Network Control Center Afghanistan (JNCC-A) and Regional Computer Emergency Response Team Southwest Asia (RCERT -SWA) as Northrop Grumman contractor deployed to Camp Doha Kuwait and various forward operating bases within Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. Valdez was born in Jacksonville, NC but grew up most of his adolescent years in San Antonio, Texas.
Rich’s can do attitude and experience in working with Tactical Cyber Operations gives him insight and a vision that truly focuses on establishing a more advanced Cyber presence in San Antonio and throughout the United States and its interests. This vision is clearly seen in the level of support IPSecure currently provides 24 th and 25 th AF locally and multiple Cyber Operations with global responsibilities. None of this would be possible without amazing family support, Valdez is a family man first and is married to lovely wife Jennifer Valdez and has one son and two daughters, Isaak, Lilli and Kate.
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