Brian serves as Mission Secure’s Vice President of Business Development with a focus on the defense and critical infrastructure industries. He 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.
Brian 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-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 served 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.