Former Microsoft CSO Mike Howard and Former US Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan Join RaySecur Advisory Board


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RaySecur™, a security imaging company with the world’s first DHS Safety Act-designated millimeter wave (mmWave) desktop scanner for mail and package threat detection, announced today that today that Microsoft’s former chief security officer, mike howardand former Director of the United States Secret Service, Marc Sullivan, have joined its advisory board. Both bring a wealth of experience in their respective fields of corporate security and executive protection. Their addition to RaySecur’s advisory board further underscores the growing importance for businesses and governments to address critical security vulnerabilities in mail, packages and deliveries entering their facilities.

As CSO of Microsoft from 2002 to 2018, Mike was responsible for managing global physical security operations. Prior to Microsoft, he worked as a field agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 22 years, ending as station chief, the highest possible field position.

“During my tenure at Microsoft, we implemented systems to mitigate a multitude of inbound threats, including email, which necessitated the creation of a rigorous email security program,” Howard said. “I am thrilled to join the RaySecur team as their unique imaging approach to mail filtering is a game-changer and now enables any business to close this security gap across all of their sites, even those that don’t ‘may not have the resources or skills to create their own program like we did.”

Marc Sullivan joined the Secret Service in 1983 and became the organization’s 22nd director in 2006, serving in the position for seven years during the George W. Bush and barack obama administrations before retirement.

“During my life in the United States Secret Service, I have witnessed countless email threats that are simply not known to the public. Therefore, the magnitude of the risks associated with dangerous email is not generally not well understood and mail security is often taken too lightly amidst the very public concern for cybersecurity,” Sullivan said. “I am proud to join RaySecur and help them put their MailSecur solution between the hands of more institutions that have this critical underserved vulnerability.”

Mail threat incidents have increased, with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) responding to an average of more than 10 dangerous mail or package incidents every day for the past three years. The rise of remote working and the increasingly contentious political and socio-economic environment, such as controversies surrounding vaccine mandates, mean that there is now a wider and more porous area of ​​attack and vulnerability increased for workers.

MailSecur scanners use secure millimeter waves to see inside objects with 10 times the sensitivity of body scanners used in airports. They can detect more and smaller threats than x-ray scanners, including explosives, weapons, radiation and other suspicious content, as well as liquids and powders at 300 times the sensitivity of x-rays. x-ray scanners, MailSecur’s small form factor, and lack of security concerns or the need for specialized training make it highly scalable in any facility where mail and packages are received.

“It is truly an honor to have Mike and Mark join our advisory board, both with first-hand experience dealing with the severity of email threats,” said Alex Sappok, Ph.D., CEO of RaySecur. “Their assistance not only draws attention to this often overlooked issue, but more importantly highlights how RaySecur’s Mail Security-as-a-Service solutions can easily be tailored to address this security risk for organizations of all sizes.”

About RaySecur
RaySecur™ is revolutionizing security imaging with the world’s first DHS Safety Act-designated millimeter wave mail scanners, remote scanning and threat detection solutions. RaySecur’s flagship product, MailSecur™, is a desktop-sized scanner used by major Fortune 500 companies, heads of state and government agencies to detect mail-borne threats. RaySecur and MailSecur are registered trademarks of RaySecur, Inc. For more information about RaySecur and MailSecur, visit, and to learn more about trends in mail security, download our threat report RaySecur.

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