GBQ is pleased to announce that Ray Tefft has been promoted to Senior Manager of Cybersecurity within the Information Technology Services team. Ray is based in our Columbus, OH, office.

Director of IT Services Doug Davidson shared, “When Ray joined GBQ, he brought years of operational experience, particularly in the manufacturing sector, where he managed cybersecurity and infrastructure, including plant floor operational technology and ERP platforms. His professional experience aligns with his home automation hobby, providing GBQ with not only a highly experienced cyber professional in the IT space but one who understands the risks and associated safeguards when technology interacts with our physical world.”

Ray joined GBQ in 2018 and provides security consulting services to assist clients in discovering, managing and preventing security vulnerabilities in organization systems and networks. He also manages the Cybersecurity and Forensics Services teams and leads the delivery of infrastructure and cloud assessments, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), third-party risk management, digital footprint management, application testing, PEN testing, infrastructure and cloud architecture engineering, and incident and forensics response. Ray also serves clients as a virtual CIO and virtual CISO.

While at GBQ, Ray has managed over 120 engagements consisting of technical, cloud, framework assessments, IT staff assessments, incident response, forensics, fractional CISO/CIO and risk management. Additionally, he has worked with NIST, CIS CSC, HIPAA, and ITIL V4 frameworks. Ray is a member of several organizations, including the Columbus Cyber Security for Control Systems, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and its central Ohio chapter, the (ISC)2 Central Ohio Chapter, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Columbus Chapter, and the Ohio Web Application Security Project Foundation.


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