Rick Tillery

Distinguished Corporate Fellow

Richard Tillery is the Director of MSSP at DirectDefense and former CIO/CSO for Spartan Corp. Prior to this he was an Independent Contractor for Berkeley Research Group’s Cyber Energy Practice. His focus is on leading Berkeley Research Group’s cyber energy and oil and gas prominence across all industry sectors, with a specific focus on Cyber Forensics, Cyber Security, operational excellence, asset management, and capital projects programs that sustainably drive bottom-line impact for our clients.

Richard has worked extensively across the globe with various energy companies and law enforcement agencies to include the Department of Defense, Denver Police Department, The German Bundespolizei (Federal Police), in rail traffic, airports, ports, and several other special duties assessing, developing, and implementing a plethora of cyber security business transformations (including full cyber forensics, cyber security operational re-design), which resulted in greatly reducing risk exposure and savings, ranging from $5 million/year up to $500 million/year. He has firsthand experience in management and budgetary responsibility for projects to include capital projects, turnarounds, operations and maintenance in excess of $50 million.

Richard was instrumental in re-developing, implementing, and managing Cyber Security Operations within the Department of Energy. Richard has spent 20 + years in the US Military and industry, where he acquired deep cyber forensic and cyber security knowledge and skills, holding leadership positions working with various agencies capital projects, turnarounds, reliability, maintenance, operations, and consulting. He is currently a Chief Warrant Officer 3 within the Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT), US Army Reserves.