January 16, 2017
Mission Secure, Inc. (MSi) a provider of cyber defense solutions for control systems operating critical assets in energy, defense and transportation is pleased to announce Brian Stites has joined the company as VP of Business Development.
Brian brings 20 plus years of deep control system and cybersecurity experience as a Navy nuclear certified engineer and numerous high-level cyber security roles in defense and industry. He recently served as the Chief Architect and Senior Manager for developing Raytheon’s Defense and Commercial Cyber Resiliency Strategy. He is also the Commanding Officer for the NR Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii (NIOC- "We are excited for Brian to join the MSi team. He brings strong control system and cyber expertise and will be a fantastic addition to our growing company," said David Drescher, CEO of Mission Secure. HI) at Camp Parks, which supports National and Pacific Command missions.
Prior to Raytheon Mr. Stites served as the Senior Operational Research/Systems Analyst at L-3 National Security Solutions where he was the lead operational planner for the NSA/Information Assurance Directorate supporting national cyber incident response, domestic emergency management, critical infrastructure protection and homeland defense.
Brian severed in numerous senior Navy positions focused on cyber including as the Joint Staff Representative to the U.S. CYBER COMMAND in support of cyber capability development, Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a cyber SME, and is a plank owner of U.S. CYBER COMMAND and the U.S. TENTH Fleet cyber command for the Navy. He is a reserve Cryptographic Warfare Officer and was a Submarine Warfare Officer. Mr. Stites obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, certified Navy Nuclear Engineer and an M.A. in National Security Policy, Science and Technology from Georgetown University.
About Mission Secure
Mission Secure, Inc. is an investor-backed, privately held cyber defense company working in the operational technology domain focused on protecting control systems and physical assets, primarily in energy, defense and transportation. The company’s patent-pending Secure Sentinel Platform provides protection and corrective action capabilities for control systems and the critical processes they operate in the Industrial Internet of Things world. MSi is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, with team members in Houston, TX and throughout the United States. 80% of the Company’s staff are highly technical including: network, systems, nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineers, computer science PHDs, cyber security experts, control systems experts and more coming from both the military and industrial sectors. For more information, visit MSi’s website at www.missionsecure.com.