CEO, DRE Consulting; Executive Director, Global Cyber Security Initiative, University of Maryland; Former NSA Director, Cyber Threat Operations Center
Mr. Ennis is the executive director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative and the CEO of DRE Consulting. In these roles, he leverages over 36 years of U.S. government service, principally with the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. Prior to his retirement from NSA, Mr. Ennis was the director of the Threat Operations Center (NTOC). NTOC conducts 24/7 cryptologic activities to proactively counter cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and other networks of interest. Mr. Ennis began his career in 1979 with the Drug Enforcement Administration. After joining NSA in 1982, he held numerous senior-level positions, primarily within the Signals Intelligence Directorate where he served as the assistant deputy director of Analysis and Production. Other senior positions held included chief of NSA Tailored Access Operations, chief of Transnational Targets (counter terrorism, counter proliferation, counter intelligence, narcotics and serious crimes, and weapons and space) and chief of Office of Russia.