Joe Gray joined the US Navy directly out of high school and served for seven years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Gray is currently a Senior Security Architect at IBM and maintains his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. In his spare time, Gray enjoys attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (spoken taps out A LOT!), and flying his drone. Gray is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Gray has contributed material for the likes of AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.