Shaun McAdams

Executive Director of Cyber Defense

Raytheon Technologies

Shaun McAdams is the Executive Director of Raytheon Technologies Cyber Defense, responsible for the active computer and network defense of an aerospace and defense company of 180,000 employees and $67 billion in 2022 sales.

McAdams has more than 20 years of leadership experience in protecting sensitive data and ensuring its availability for business operations. He collaborates across industries and with government and non-government organizations to improve the cybersecurity ecosystem. Prior to the 2020 merger with United Technologies Corporation, he was Raytheon Company’s Director of Cyber Threat Operations, delivering global cybersecurity monitoring, threat intelligence, computer incident response, malware analysis, and the development of novel tools to strengthen cybersecurity.

Previously, McAdams led IT Security Core Infrastructure, where he was responsible for the rationalization of Raytheon’s internet gateways worldwide, for the transition of multiple business acquisitions onto more sound information security footings, and for providing technical protections for enterprise networks, computing and data. Since joining Raytheon his various roles in lines of business and at the corporate level have involved cloud security, risk management, policy & compliance, software engineering, solution architecture and secure collaboration environments.

McAdams holds a Master of Science from the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University and a B.A. in Physics from Rice University. He also maintains numerous IT and Information Security certifications with focus areas such as intrusion analysis, penetration testing, incident handling, firewall analysis and secure system administration.