Executive director Cyber Operations
Shaun McAdams is the executive director of Raytheon Technologies Cyber Operations, responsible for the active computer and network defense of an aerospace and defense company of 180,000 employees and $57 billion in 2020 sales.
McAdams has 20 years of leadership experience in protecting sensitive data and ensuring its availability for business operations. 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 in 2001, his various roles at the Network Centric Systems 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.