Allen Gray

Principal Consultant

Mr. Gray has more than 20 years of public and private internetworking, cyber security, and software architecture experience applied in the financial services sector with market data providers and brokers-dealers, multi-national data businesses, and utilities.

Most recently focusing on NERC CIP compliance, Mr. Gray assists entities in the electrical utility space get the most out of their legacy and modern environments through security subdomains including penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and operational assessments.

He is proficient with a broad array of system and network security solutions as a very ‘hands on’ guru with routers, switches, firewalls, application servers, and intrusion detection and prevention across multivendor environments.

Since joining NST in 2011, Mr. Gray has worked on designing, deploying, and extending scalable next-generation control center and substation networks including private transport to displace carrier services and achieve NERC CIP compliance while training staff to monitor and maintain these multi-organizational complex environments. Leveraging the same tools that NERC CIP auditors use, Mr. Gray has assisted entities to prepare for audit and remediate findings from NERC CIP audits. He has actively participated in forensic go-teams to diagnose ongoing distributed Internet-based attacks to diagnose and remediate impact to critical infrastructure and systems.

Earlier in Career

Prior to joining Network + Security Technologies, Mr. Gray was Chief Technologist at 10kInfo in Bellevue, WA bringing to market products focused on corporate accountability and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Before 10kInfo, Mr. Gray co-founded and led a consulting practice to strong levels of success. This effort was focused on multinational Internet Service Providers and long haul transport networking for incumbent carriers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America.

Mr. Gray learned about carrier networks while working at BBN Technologies. While with BBN, Mr. Gray provided consulting services to evaluate and deploy security technologies on global networks, strategized architecture and policy, performed network and operational assessments for international ILECs throughout the Americas.

Earlier, before BBN Technologies, Mr. Gray worked at Fidelity Investments.


Mr. Gray attended Northeastern University, Electrical Engineering / Computer Science.