The Monterey Group is a premium cybersecurity consulting firm for performance-oriented public and private sector clients. Our world-class team provides high-impact results through our comprehensive and innovative portfolio of services.

Strategic, forward-looking advice and solutions are a cornerstone of our practice. We help clients approach the complex and shifting forces that shape the digital environment, assisting them in identifying key leverage points and building long-term, results-oriented strategies for better performance, optimized investments, and reduced risk.

We look forward to working with you.


David Rice   The Monterey Group is led by David Rice. Mr. Rice is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader and author of the critically acclaimed book Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software. Called upon by high-performing organizations for his ability to achieve, integrate, and drive deep corporate objectives in the face of globalized competition, rapid technological advances, and increased sophistication of cyber adversaries, Mr. Rice is one of the key figures shaping the discussion and practice of cybersecurity.

As Executive Director of The Monterey Group, Mr. Rice advises a variety of clients on a range of issues including strategy development and execution, information protection and risk management, security-related performance metrics, identity management, physical/logical security convergence, and secure software development practices.

Prior to private industry, Mr. Rice served as an Global Network Vulnerability Analyst for the National Security Agency and a Special Duty Cryptologic Officer for the United State Navy. The U.S. government recognized and awarded David for “significant contributions” to the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency for developing security configuration and design guidance for critical national infrastructure and global networks. The Department of Defense, praises "(his) expertise in vulnerability discovery and countermeasure design,” designating it “exceptional and world class." The DoD commended Mr. Rice for “providing critical configuration and policy guidance on current and emerging technologies, aiding decision makers and protecting sensitive information systems worldwide”.

David holds a Master of Science in Information Warfare and Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Brooke Paul   Brooke Paul is a veteran executive of both security service providers and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he was CEO & President of Neohapsis, one of the premier risk management and information security service organizations in the world.

Mr. Paul has advised clients across several industries, helping them understand their risk posture and to develop proactive security strategies. He specializes in developing and implementing programs for the management of security risks that are linked to business strategy, resulting in a clear alignment of security investments to business value.

A consultant, writer and speaker concerning matters of IT and business management, Brooke has developed his knowledge base over twenty years of hands-on experience in cybersecurity and information risk management. His broad-based experience includes working directly with directors and officers within Fortune 500 companies, as well as security services and product companies.

We help clients approach the complex and shifting forces that shape the digital environment.