Welcome to my website! I am Rick “JR” Mayberry. I’ve been a network engineering, network security and security architecture professional since 1998. During my career, I’ve worked in leadership roles for several Fortune 50 companies – including the world’s largest software company, the world’s largest beverage producer and the US’s largest residential broadband provider. My passion is primarily around securing large networks and, for the majority of my career, I’ve worked for Internet Service Providers (ISP). My secondary interests are network engineering and network technology, cloud and virtualization, measuring security program effectiveness and enabling product teams to build secure products through repeatable processes, patterns and shared services (security architecture).
I am not your typical counter-culture, paranoid, policy or compliance security professional. I believe security is just another delivery organization within larger IT/Engineering. I believe a security organization should deliver horizontal shared services that can be leveraged by other IT initiatives and accelerate product or service delivery. I also am a strong believer that security is a means to increased availability – especially within a service provider environment.
I am a native Philadelphian, residing there for 34 years of my life, but have also lived and worked in NY, Atlanta and currently reside in Seattle, WA overlooking the Puget Sound.