Rich Naylor

Chief, Cyber Division at DSS, Department of Defense

Rich Naylor

Chief, Cyber Division at DSS, Department of Defense

Biography

Mr. Naylor is the Senior Cyber Advisor to the Director, DSS and Deputy Director for CounterIntelligence, Cyber Operations. Mr. Naylor is responsible for executing DSS’ Cyber operations in the National Industrial Security Program. He joined the Defense Security Service in September 2011 as the Ch, CyberSecurity Division.

Prior to his DSS appointment, he was the Deputy Director, Communications, Computers, Architectures and Chief Information Officer, USCYBER COMMAND.

Mr. Naylor had a distinguished military career, serving in a variety of organizations, to include: US Space Command, the Office of Special Investigations and US Special Operations Command. Mr. Naylor was twice selected to command and was a numbered Air Force Vice-Commander. Mr. Naylor retired from the United States Air Force in 2011. He is the recipient of numerous military decorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit (w/1OLC).

Mr. Naylor received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee in Computer Science, a Master’s degree from Troy State University in Human Resources Management and a Master’s Degree from University of Colorado in Computer Science.