Robert J. Butler serves as the Managing Director for Cyber Strategies LLC. Cyber Strategies is a full-service cyber security and risk management firm for public and private sector clients.
Mr. Butler has a distinguished career in information technology, intelligence, and national security in both public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. He is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former member of the Defense Department’s Senior Executive Service, and served as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber and Space Policy.
Recent Work Experience:
Senior Vice President, Critical Infrastructure Protection, AECOM (NYSE: ACM): Served as chief of operations for global corporate critical infrastructure protection campaign and led strategy development for a $500M campaign to provide integrated secure security, data delivery and risk management services to critical infrastructure clients.
Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President, IO Data Centers LLC: 2011-2014 Oversaw the development and implementation of all security activities in support of a multi-million dollar data center services and product company with locations in the US, UK and Singapore.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber and Space Policy (DoD Senior Executive Service): Focal point for Secretary of Defense in overseeing stand-up of U.S. Cyber Command, development of first Defense Strategy for Cyberspace Operations and the DOD space posture review.
Recent Publications :
• Co-Authored with Franklin D. Kramer, Cybersecurity: Changing the Model, Atlantic Council, Apr 2019.
• Co-Authored with Franklin D. Kramer and Catherine Lotrionte, Cyber and Deterrence, Atlantic Council, Jan 2017.
• Co-Authored with Irv Lachow, Smart City Partnerships, New America, Oct 2016.
• Co-Authored with Franklin D. Kramer and Catherine Lotrionte, Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO, Atlantic Council, May 2016.
• Co-authored with James Gosler, Military Superiority in an Interconnected World, War on the Rocks, Mar 2015.
• Securing the Grid: Opportunities and Risks in Operational Technology, Center for a New American Security, Apr 2014.