A Network Balancing Act: Efficiency, Security, and Public-Private Collaboration

David Raymond


Following graduation from USMA in 1989 with a degree in computer science, Dave Raymond branched Armor. He served as a tank platoon leader in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and as a battalion executive officer in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also earned advanced degrees in computer science and engineering, and served two tours on the teaching faculty at USMA. In this interview, he discusses the career path that brought him into the cyber field, major threats to network security, the fundamentals of data protection, the trade-off between network efficiency and security, transparency concerns in the private sector, and ongoing trends in the cyber domain.


conflicts Persian Gulf War Iraq War
topics Cyber Security and Warfare Military Techniques
interviewer David Gioe
date 16 April 2015


name David Raymond
institution USMA
graduation year 1989
service Armor
unit 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
specialty Armor
service dates 1989