Randy is the Chief Information Security Officer of Virginia Tech and the Director of Virginia Tech's IT Security Laboratory. He is a co-author of the original SANS Top 10 Internet Threats, the SANS Top 20 Internet Threats, the SANS Consensus Roadmap for Defeating DDoS Attacks, and the SANS Incident Response: Step-by-Step guides. Randy is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute and joined SANS in 1992. He was a member of the Center for Internet Security development team and a member of the White House Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security. He’s on the board of REN-ISAC (Research, Education, Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and EDUCAUSE. He’s won multiple awards and holds two cybersecurity patents.