Dr. Griffith Russell McRee

Dr. Griffith Russell McRee

Dissertation Chair

Director, GCP Enterprise Protection, Trust & Safety, Google
(425) 518-6998

Russ McRee, Ph.D. is Director, GCP Enterprise Protection, Google Trust & Safety. He writes regularly via holisticinfosec.io, a resource for information security practitioners, and has written extensively for additional publications as well. Russ has presented at numerous security conferences including DEFCON, Derby Con, BlueHat, Black Hat, SANSFIRE, and RSA. He has served 10+ years as a joint-forces cyber operator and technical planner on behalf of Washington Military Department’s cyber and emergency management missions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud Protection
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cybersecurity Leadership, Capitol Technology University
  • Master of Science, Mathematics, Information Security Engineering, SANS Technology Institute
  • iii. Bachelor of Arts, English, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Professional Achievements

  • #6 of the Top Vulnerability Discovers of 2009 per IBM ISS X-Force

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Numerous GIAC certifications

Honors & Awards

  • Prize winning author, American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Challenge Coin

Research & Publications

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Russ-Mcree
  • https://holisticinfosec.io/
  • https://holisticinfosec.io/page/toolsmith/
  • https://holisticinfosec.io/page/publications/

Organizations & Affiliations

  • ISC(2)

Volunteer/Service Experience

Professional Website, Blog, Social Media