Washington, D.C. July 17, 2019 — Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announces Ralph A. Rodriguez will be joining their Board of Directors.

Ralph is currently a Research Scientist focused on Applied Identity Intelligence at Facebook. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of, an ID authentication company, which Facebook acquired in March 2018. As an entrepreneur, he has had multiple exits over the last 25 years as he founded Blue Hill Research, Delfigo Security, Invenio, and NTA.

“I am excited to bring deep industry and board experience to the team,” said Ralph A. Rodriguez, Board Member of Strategic Cyber Ventures. “SCV has an amazing executive team and an incredible group of experts with extensive industry experience. I look forward to helping guide and accelerate our reach into artificial intelligence, identity and security companies on the Board of Directors.”

As the longest-serving fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ralph pioneered research on artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, mobile, neural science, and security technologies at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) department.

“Ralph is a fantastic complement to the amazing team we have in place,” said Hank Thomas, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures. “In addition to his recent success as an entrepreneur, he brings concentrated technical and broader security industry expertise that will be tremendous assets to Strategic Cyber Ventures.”

Ralph is a US Army intelligence veteran of the Persian Gulf War in 1990, as well as a holder of 20 US patents and international patent applications. In addition, he has co-authored two books — “Windows NT Security – Step by Step” and “Computer Incident Handling – Step by Step” — that were both published by the SANS Institute.

He holds a Sc.D. in information systems and is a graduate of the management program GPMD-MBA at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

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