Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy Walsh on Cyber Attacks in Public and Private Sector
“Cyber Attacks: Building Partnership and Resiliency between States and the Military”
Thursday, February 1, 2018
12:20-1:20 pm: 1017 Allen Building
Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy Walsh
Former Deputy Director, Capabilities Development Group, U.S. Cyber Command
Former Deputy Director, U.S. Cyber Command’s Joint and Combined Exercises
Brigadier General (Retired) Guy Walsh serves as Strategic Initiatives Advisor to the Deputy Commander and as the Senior Manager, Guard and Reserve Directorate (GRD). For the past five years, he also served as a deputy director for U.S. Cyber Command’s two Tier 1 Joint and Combined exercises, CYBER FLAG and CYBER GUARD. In this capacity, he was U.S. Cyber Command’s advocate for advancing policy and law regarding use of Title 32 authorities to protect and defend U.S. critical infrastructure. He has developed and initiated engagements and training programs between U.S. Cyber Command and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense (ASD-HD), FBI, DHS, National Governors Association, State and local governments and private sector.
Gen. Walsh served as co-founder and Deputy Director, Capabilities Development Group (CDG), U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, MD. As CDG Director, Mr. Walsh focused on technology aspects of cyberspace operations to develop new capabilities, transition existing technologies to the operational environment and facilitate the development of training and advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
Previously, Gen. Walsh served as the CYBERCOM J-3 lead of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the CYBERCOM Director of Operations on readiness, training and the development of Reserve Component cyber capability across seven Reserve and National Guard components.
Prior to joining U.S. Cyber Command in 2011, Gen. Walsh had a distinguished career of 31 years of military service in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard, commanding at the squadron, group and wing levels. He served as the Commander, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard from 2002 through 2009. In 2009-2010, Brigadier General Walsh commanded the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, becoming one of the first Air National Guard general officers to command an active duty air expeditionary wing in combat. Gen. Walsh is a command pilot having flown numerous aricraft including the A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-4 Phantom, and C-130J Super Hercules. He retired in November 2010 having flown 4,200 hours and more than 100 combat missions including 79 A-10C Close Air Support missions supporting U.S. and NATO ground forces in Afghanistan.