Robert Pate

Chief Security Officer

In his role as chief security officer at SSIC, Robert (Rob) Pate leverages his more than 20 years of experience as a cybersecurity executive across both the public and private sectors. Rob has held numerous executive-level cybersecurity positions, most recently at SAIC. Previously, Rob served as the deputy director of outreach and awareness at the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the director of focused operations with the United States Computer Incident Readiness Team (US-CERT). He founded the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, which focused on daily information exchange of all technical operations across different incident response teams representing the defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and federal civilian agency communities.