Fred M. Ramirez
In 2005, Fred founded Cyber Net Force, now CNF Technologies. Through Fred’s leadership, CNF has helped its clients with cyber technology insertion and integration, penetration and security testing, system integration, cyber operations, development and integration testing, project planning, requirements analysis, system design, software development, prototyping and enterprise implementation.
Fred is responsible for achieving CNF’s goal as a leader in providing cyber and cyber related solutions and services. Fred brings over 25 years of extensive program and technical management experience in systems development/acquisition and network security operations. In addition to his strong managerial skills, Fred brings excellent technical skills and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
As an Air Force government employee at the Air Force Information Warfare Center, he led the establishment and management of the first Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), a very successful network monitoring, incident analysis and response team, and the development and deployment of a global Air Force monitoring capability for detecting malicious activities that protected over 350,000 users at over 100 AF bases worldwide. He also led the development and implementation of a remote on-line vulnerability scanning capability that identified vulnerable AF systems connected to the NIPRNET.
He went on to manage the Air Force Countermeasures Engineering Team, responsible for developing and enhancing computer network defense tools in support of the Air Force. In 1999, in response to sophisticated malicious network activity, he created and tested DoD’s first virtual HoneyPot capability in an operational environment.
In 2000, Fred moved on to the private sector and joined SecureInfo Corporation. As a member of SecureInfo’s executive team, he established the company as a leader in IT security. He led efforts to win several large IT security government contracts including Department of Veterans Affairs Central Incident Response Center (VACIRC) and AFCERT contracts.
He co-founded and was the general manager of VAST Security LLC that was selected over 21 competitors for the VACIRC contract. As the VAST general manager, he directed and oversaw a staff of over 220 engineers and computer scientists and 8 subcontractors.