Enterprise Architect | Aviation Operations & Infrastructure Protection
"Enterprise architecture (EA) is the practice of analyzing, designing,
planning and implementing enterprise analysis to successfully execute on business strategies."
MoonRaker Associates, a firm founded by Kevin McCarthy, has for years provided a wide range of advice and counsel on topics related to the evolving threats facing business in the 21st century. Through a global network of colleagues, businesses and various operators, Kevin continues to be a sought after discrete resource and honest broker.
In the fall of 2018, Mr. McCarthy accepted an invitation to join the Leadership Advisory Board of newly formed Air & Space Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (AS-ISAO), whose purpose is to accelerate advancing Air & Space critical infrastructure cyber resilience, as a public- and private-sector collaborative partnership. It is based at the Global Institute for Cyber Security Resilience at NASA/Kennedy Space Center, FL.
The Air & Space ISAO was formed under the auspices of the International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI), and authorized as an Information Sharing Analysis Organization (ISAO) by The 2015 Presidential Executive Order 13691 "Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.”
Mr. McCarthy co-founded the cyber tech startup company 7Tunnels Inc. in 2014 and served as COO / Director until mid-2018. The company specializes in quantum-proof non-mathematically based encryption technology.
Kevin’s extensive global experience in operations, transportation, national security, and counter-terrorism were integral to 7Tunnels engagement throughout a wide range of corporate opportunities where maintaining data integrity has become the Holy Grail.
He is co-inventor on technology patents issued and pending for the company. These tech innovations are being utilized to create secure communications channels between business jets, their principals and corporate home base.
Captain McCarthy has over 33 years of experience flying US military and commercial aircraft, and his final command was the B-777 in worldwide operations. As a Director in the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA), he created and led the industry’s first Office of Intelligence & Emerging Threats.
He was also was instrumental in establishing the Federal Flight Deck Officer program for the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and served in the first cadre of sworn officers to go on duty protecting US airliners.
Kevin McCarthy has been an advisor to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security; the US House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security and The White House. In the private sector he has been intimately involved with developing intelligence businesses and operational deployment of aviation assets in conflict zones and developing regions for various clients.
Captain McCarthy authored the Aviation Security portion of "Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory" - A Terrorism Research Center Book published in 2015;
He was a consulting subject matter expert on the project: "Operational and Business Continuity Planning for Prolonged Airport Disruptions", a report published Nov 2013. The (latter) project for the Airport Cooperative Research Program was sponsored by the FAA and managed by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board;
The Heritage Foundation engaged Kevin as a contributor to the report "Maritime Security: Fighting Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Beyond", June 2009;
The American Committees on Foreign Relations have Kevin on their distinguished speakers list as a guest lecturer on issues of global security operations.
A graduate of West Chester University PA, Kevin received advanced intelligence officer education at The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Arlington VA. He is a graduate of the Federal Law enforcement Training Center, Glynco GA. He also has completed the University of Maryland, START curriculum, Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat.