EVP of Cyber Intelligence, Darktrace
Penrose joined Darktrace in August 2014 as the EVP for Cyber Intelligence. His previous roles include 17 years of meritorious service at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he achieved the rank of Defense Intelligence Senior Level. Penrose is renowned for his innovative approach to cyber operations and has been called upon to solve the most complex challenges faced by the United States Intelligence Community. Most recently he founded the NSA Operational Discovery Center from concept to full operations in 18 months. Penrose was the first mission manager in the NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center and has been at the forefront of cyber operations planning and execution throughout his career at NSA. After working as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst for 3 years, he was tapped to be the Technical Director for the Computer Network Operations Division of the Office of Information Operations. In addition, Penrose has also served as the Signals Intelligence Directorate, Technical Director for Counterterrorism.