Ray Davidson, PhD served as dean at the SANS Technology Institute during its founding,and now leads the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, which is currently the only completely civilian, state sponsored team of incident responders in the country. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute, and for anyone else who will listen. He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, and several infosec certifications. He started his career as a paperboy, then information operator, gymnast, research scientist, and security leader for a major pharma company. He has been a college professor, and has cofounded a security startup. Mostly he is passionate about empowering others to do the right thing and lowering barriers to entry.