Ron Knode 1946-2012

I am very saddened to hear about the passing of Ron over the weekend.


Ron was an industry veteran who has done it all in Security. He started out in the Navy, then moved into Intelligence, Research and eventually joined CSC in 1986.

Later on in his career, he lead security initiatives in CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, a think tank organisation looking at up and coming challenges and trends in Security.

Ron talked about Cloud Computing before the industry knew what it was

Ron wrote about topics that we are working on now

His career lead him to also give back to the community by teaching at Towson University as an Adjunct Associate Professor.

He also helped shape the Cloud Security Alliance being part of the leadership team and the co chair of the CSA governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) stack initiative and the CloudTrust Protocol (CTP) initiative.

On a personal note, Ron was my mentor. Every career move, idea and big decision, I ran by him. He always had the best advice and it was comforting to be able to entrust your thoughts with someone with so much experience, wisdom and knowledge.

Working with him in the US, UK and virtually for many years on a number of different projects I got to know him quite well. He was a truly wonderful person.

Thank you Ron for your friendship and wisdom. You will be missed.