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Raymond M. Hicks

Founder and President of Operations

5thColumn LLC

HQ Phone:  (312) 919-7990

Email: r***@***.net

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5thColumn LLC

700 N. Green St. Suite 402

Chicago, Illinois,60642

United States

Company Description

We specialize in critical test automation, network design, advanced encryption, protocol development, and incidence response. Our visionary approach to IT infrastructure design creates a roadmap that is sustainable, secure, and ready for future growth. How d...more

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Lead by Raymond Hicks, architect for the Department of Homeland Security's network and security infrastructure, Ray assembled a collection of subject matter experts with proven track records who have consistently provided thought leadership directly impacting the security market-place.
Raymond Hicks Founder & CTO, 5thColumn, LLC. Ray has over fifteen years of progressive management and technical leadership experience, within both the public and private sectors. He is a forward thinking problem solver creating cross-functional teams and solutions for Service Provider (Carrier), Enterprise, and Middle-tier markets with high client satisfaction and business improvement rating. He has demonstrated ability to create immediate value and communicate vision, mission, and goals of strategic initiatives among all levels within an organization and drive teams to success through a unique yet proven hands on approach. Ray is an award winning visionary who has addressed audiences worldwide ranging from the Pentagon, every branch within the Department of Defense (DoD), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), NATO, and DHS (Homeland Security) as well as several industry events including Black Hat, DEFCON, SANS institute, ISACA, IETF with a special emphasis on emerging technology and threats. By his industry colleagues, Ray has often been called a serial entrepreneur with the knowledge and expertise gained through big business and former mentors. By his employees, Ray has often been called a big kid who loves having the office outfitted like a man cave. A frequent visitor of any Apple store anywhere, Ray has never met a technical toy or gadget that he didn't love. Raymond Hicks Founder & CTO, 5thColumn, LLC. Ray has over fifteen years of progressive management and technical leadership experience, within both the public and private sectors. He is a forward thinking problem solver creating cross-functional teams and solutions for Service Provider (Carrier), Enterprise, and Middle-tier markets with high client satisfaction and business improvement rating. He has demonstrated ability to create immediate value and communicate vision, mission, and goals of strategic initiatives among all levels within an organization and drive teams to success through a unique yet proven hands on approach. Ray is an award winning visionary who has addressed audiences worldwide ranging from the Pentagon, every branch within the Department of Defense (DoD), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), NATO, and DHS (Homeland Security) as well as several industry events including Black Hat, DEFCON, SANS institute, ISACA, IETF with a special emphasis on emerging technology and threats. By his industry colleagues, Ray has often been called a serial entrepreneur with the knowledge and expertise gained through big business and former mentors. By his employees, Ray has often been called a big kid who loves having the office outfitted like a man cave. A frequent visitor of any Apple store anywhere, Ray has never met a technical toy or gadget that he didn't love.


5thColumn: The Quintessential Security Solution:

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Ray Hicks, Founder & CTO With the increasing complexity of the IT security industry, professionals are today battling threats from outside the organization as well as those from their own employees.
In an era when the average time to detection (TTD) of threats in a tech industry network is 100-200 days, 5thColumn, a boutique information security company centered on next generation cyber threat protection and enterprise data security, has worked together with Cisco to reduce the TTD to about 17 hours. Through a threat-centric security model, 5thColumn is helping clients to discover, enforce, and secure their network. Lead by Ray Hicks, former architect for the Department of Homeland Security's network and security infrastructure, 5thColumn, services companies of various sizes and verticals with hosted, outsourced, or traditional onsite deployment options. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, 5thColumn was established in 2012, when Hicks brought together subject matter experts consistently providing thought leadership and directly impacting the security market place. Ray, a seasoned and award winning visionary who has addressed patrons worldwide ranging from the Pentagon, Department of Defense (DoD), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and NATO, believes that as the IT security industry is evolving into a more mainstream function, there is a loss of expertise-with automated tools becoming the foundation of practitioners. This trend is leading to the development of procedures and methods that create a predictable result and increased associated risks. "We've brought the expertise back into the equation to quickly and accurately identify risks within applications, systems, procedure, and operations that in most cases were unknown to the business," states Hicks. Hicks further elucidates, "The flexibility of our platform allows us to use it as an assessment tool. Deployed within hours and effective within minutes, our solution greatly benefits clients because of its simplicity in deployment and its ability to accurately identify advanced progressive threat. It not only alerts clients about the threat but mitigates it as well. Recognizing that proper detection and response planning are as vital as protection of data assets, 5thColumn's response management capabilities supports organizations in both planning for future attacks as well as dealing with current activity that appears malicious in nature. "Our team can effectively stop an existing attack, identify and eradicate the source of a breach, properly document the impact of the activity, and ultimately assist in mitigating the financial and reputational impact they may ensue," says Hicks. "5thColumn approaches each client requirement with a unique perspective: to deliver a solution addressing defined requirements and ultimately transform them into high performance businesses, organizations, institutions, and governments," concludes Hicks.


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RAYMOND HICKS
President Operations M: 312 - 919 - 7990 E: RayHicks@5thColumn.net


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5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013!15 January, 2013
5thColumn LLC and President Raymond Hicks were nominated again for the annual CIO 100 award! This is Ray's second nomination in the past 4 years and is in large part due to the excellent team that makes up the heart of 5C. These prestigious awards honor the entire IT organization and the many innovative ways IT delivers competitive advantage and accelerates business success in the enterprise. The high-performance IT group that win CIO 100 awards are building better business processes, fostering collaboration, getting closer to customers and conquering emerging markets. You can support 5C's outstanding year by submitting additional nominations before February 2 at the 2013 CIO 100 Nomination site. Ray posted a note to his linkedin account after receiving the news which reads: 5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013!


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5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013!
5th Column > 5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013! 5th Column Contact us 5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013! 5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013! 5thColumn LLC and President Raymond Hicks were nominated again for the annual CIO 100 award! This is Ray's second nomination in the past 4 years and is in large part due to the excellent team that makes up the heart of 5C. These prestigious awards honor the entire IT organization and the many innovative ways IT delivers competitive advantage and accelerates business success in the enterprise. The high-performance IT group that win CIO 100 awards are building better business processes, fostering collaboration, getting closer to customers and conquering emerging markets. You can support 5C's outstanding year by submitting additional nominations before February 2 at the 2013 CIO 100 Nomination site. Ray posted a note to his linkedin account after receiving the news which reads: 5thColumn and President Raymond Hicks nominated for CIO 100 Award 2013!


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