About the CCSA Board of Directors
James Mulvenon (Chairman of the Board)
James Mulvenon is Director of DGI’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. A specialist on the Chinese military, Dr. Mulvenon's research focuses on Chinese C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and reconnaissance), defense research / development / acquisition organizations and policy, strategic weapons programs (computer network attack and nuclear warfare), cryptography, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.
Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Mulvenon is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations and the Association for Asian Studies.
Greg Rattray (President)
Greg Rattray is an internationally recognized cyber defense and policy expert with over twenty years of experience in cyber security, operations and intelligence. He served as the Director of Cyber Security on the White House National Security Council Staff under Richard Clarke and Dr. Condolezza Rice. He is currently the Chief Internet Security Advisor to the CEO of ICANN - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - and he continues to advise the White House, Department of Defense, intelligence community, academic education, and research programs on global risk and enterprise policy. Additionally, Mr. Rattray is a partner at Delta Risk LLC, where he provides consulting services for the development of cyber security initiatives across both the government and private sectors.
From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Rattray served as the Director for Cyber Security on the National Security Council, and led national policy development and NSC oversight for cyber security to include the Executive Order on Information Sharing, Homeland Security Policy Directives on Critical Infrastructure and Incident Response, the establishment of cyber security roles for the Department of Homeland Security, and interagency responsibilities in the National Response Plan. Prior to working on the NSC, he was an Air Force Fellow serving the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. During his tenure he was a key contributor to the President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and served on the White House team for legislation and policy on establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Rattray has been a Full Member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2002, and is a member of the InfraGard National Advisory Board and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Bob Gourley is the primary blogger at CTOvision.com and is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. He is a former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld in 2007, and selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community in 2008. He was named by the Washingtonian as one of DC's "Tech Titans" in 2009. He holds three masters degrees including a master of science degree in scientific and technical intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School, a master of science degree in military science from USMC University, and a master of science degree in computer science from James Madison University. Bob has published over 40 articles on a wide range of topics and is a contributor to the 20 Jan 2009 Book titled "Threats in the Age of Obama."
Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directs the cyberconflict and cybersecurity initiative (https://secure.www.cfr.org/project/1497/cyberconflict_and_cybersecurity_initiative.html).
His areas of expertise include Asia, technology, and security, and is the author of two books on China and technology, most recently Advantage: How American Innovation can Overcome the Asian Challenge (http://amzn.to/a5f9U8) . He is also a research associate of the National Asia Research Program.
Before working at CFR, Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, and has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University.
Jason Healey (Secretary)
Jason Healey is the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, focusing on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace.
He also is a board member (and former executive director) of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University. His ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in dozens of articles and essays published by the National Research Council; academic journals such as from Brown and Georgetown Universities; the Aspen Strategy Group and various think tanks.
Jason has unique experience working issues of cyber conflict and security spanning fifteen years across the public and private sectors. As Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He has worked twice for Goldman Sachs, first to anchor their team for responding to cyber attacks and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank’s regional crisis management capabilities to respond to earthquakes, tsunamis, or terrorist attacks. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, his efforts as vice chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center created bonds between the finance sector and government that remain strong today.
Starting his career in the United States Air Force, Jason earned two Meritorious Service Medals for his early work in cyber operations at Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon and as a plankholder (founding member) of the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense, the world’s first joint cyber warfighting unit. He has degrees from the United States Air Force Academy (Political Science), Johns Hopkins University (Liberal Arts) and James Madison University (Information Security).
Dr. Chris Demchak
Dr. Chris C. Demchak has a PhD from Berkeley (political science) with a focus on organization theory and complex systems, security studies, and surprise in largescale socio-technical systems across nations. She also holds two masters degrees, respectively, in economic development (Princeton) and energy engineering (Berkeley). She has published numerous articles on societal security difficulties with largescale information systems to include cyberwar and cyber privacy (“theory of action”, “BIK behavior-based privacy”), security institutions (CT “Knowledge Nexus”) and new military models (“Atrium model” for joint forces), as well as a book entitled Military Organizations, Complex Machines in the Cornell Security Studies series. An early member of the Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research field, Dr. Demchak has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on comparative security and modernized organizations, the institutional history of war and the state, the emerging global information systems, and the worldwide diffusion of defense technologies to include the use of game-based simulations in security analysis. A former US Army Reserve officer, Dr. Demchak has several recent related books: an edited volume entitled Designing Resilience (2010 U Pitt Press with Comfort and Boin) and a theory-to-practice volume Wars of Disruption and Resilience: Cybered Conflict, Power, and National Security Conflicts (2011 UGA Press). She is currently working on a new manuscript tentatively entitled Cyber Command: Organizing For Systemic Security in the Cybered Conflict Age. As coDirector of the new Naval War College Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S), Demchak’s research will continue to focus on the evolution in organizations, tools, social integrations, and range of choices emerging in westernized nations’ cybersecurity/deterrence strategies, with emphasis on comparative institutional learning, advanced use of tools and cognition, and system-wide resilience against normal or adversary imposed surprise.
Matthew Devost holds an Adjunct Professor position at Georgetown University, where he teaches "Information Warfare and Security." Mr. Devost is President and CEO of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (www.terrorism.com) overseeing all research, analysis, assessment, and training programs. In addition to his duties as President, Mr. Devost also provides strategic consulting services to select international governments and corporations on issues of counter-terrorism, information warfare and security, critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security. Mr. Devost also co-founded and serves as Executive Director of Technical Defense, Inc., (www.technicaldefense.com) a highly specialized information security consultancy.
Previously, Mr. Devost was the Director of Operations for Professional Services at Counterpane Internet Security. At Counterpane, Mr. Devost led a team of technical information security consultants providing vulnerability assessments and information security consulting services to international corporations and governments. Mr. Devost had performed the same function as Director of Operations for Security Design International, Inc, which was acquired by Counterpane Internet Security. Prior to joining SDII, he was the Director of Intelligence Analysis for Infrastructure Defense (iDefense), where he led an analytical team identifying infrastructure threats, vulnerabilities and incidents for Fortune 500 and government clients including Microsoft and Citigroup.
As a Senior INFOSEC Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Mr. Devost provided support on Information Operations and its related subsets to the Department of Defense Community to include the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Joint Staff and unified Commands, the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Manager - National Communication System, and numerous other defense, intelligence, and law enforcement entities.
In 2004, Mr. Devost was appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection to provide advice to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Devost serves as a Senior Advisor to the Airline Pilots Association National Security Committee, was a founding Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and is and adjunct member of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.
Robert Schmidt (Treasurer)
Mr. Robert Schmidt is the President of Delta Risk, LLC and Treasurer of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association. He brings unmatched expertise on risk analysis and threat mitigation within the Banking and Finance sectors, having led financial service industry exercise and evaluation development across global enterprises. He personally coordinated the participation of the Financial Services Industry and various federal agencies in a series of nation-wide events - including the ground-breaking Livewire cyber exercise, which was designed to exercise senior level decision-making capabilities in cooperation with the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House, and the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College (ISTS).
Prior to his tenure as the President/CEO of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, Mr. Schmidt served on its Board of Directors and was responsible for reshaping the corporate governance of the 84 private sector entities. He redefined and clarified the nature of the partnership with the FBI to facilitate complementary understandings with a variety of organizations including the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury, and Commerce.
Before forming Delta Risk, Mr. Schmidt provided portfolio protection to global financial institutions as an Options Trader in energy, treasury, precious metal, currency, grain, livestock, and Dow Jones options, as well as similar index options like the S&P 500, OEX, and SPX at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). During that time, he was a Special Liaison to the Office of the Chairman on computer security (CBOE), working with the National Security Agency (NSA) and several private contractors to develop a coherent strategy for detecting and repelling the systematic breach of CBOE systems.
Mr. Schmidt is a founding member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and continues to aid the organization in achieving goals and objectives that advance strategic-level cyber conflict studies. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Valparaiso University, and he is a qualified FINRA arbitrator.
Marc M. Kolenko is a solutions-oriented Cyber Defense and Information Systems Security Engineering Professional with over 28 years of notable success directing a broad range of Enterprise IT initiatives in both Commercial and Government markets. Kolenko is currently Chief, Cyber Security Solutions at Intelligent Decisions (ID, Ashburn, MA), He’s responsible for delivering Continuous Monitoring solutions that assist clients with meeting Federal Government mandates (OMB memorandum M-10-15) for reporting FISMA compliance through automated technologies. Previously, while at Booz Allen Hamilton, he was Information Assurance Manager for a combined DOD and Intel Community collaborative fusion center where he led IA/CND, CIRT, and Cyber-operations in support of ISR missions of the highest National priority. Kolenko's professional skills span the systems engineering lifecycle.
Kolenko’s expertise also includes managing Computer Network Defense R&D efforts as a principal investigator. The results of his work have led to the development of innovative secure net-centric, converged, IT solutions architecture and technical reference models that decrease risk while optimizing business operations. He also has extensive experience managing vendor relations.
A former decorated USAF Officer, Kolenko started his career at Onizuka AFB’s Air Force Satellite Control Network’s Program Office as a Project Manager and Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative. After separating from the USAF in 1990, Kolenko worked for both Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN, creators of the ARPAnet) and Advanced Network & Systems (ANS, developers of the NSFnet).
In 1995-96, Kolenko took his Internet business experience to Europe assisting Fischer & Lorenz (Copenhagen, Denmark), an IT consulting firm that served both the European Union and commercial enterprises across the continent, launch its Internet Business Consultancy. Kolenko developed his specialization in Information Security while working with The Yankee Group, CTP, and PictureTel.
In 1999, Kolenko helped launch Nortel’s Next Generation Networks Infrastructure Practice. As its manager, Kolenko was responsible for all aspects of solution’s development and fulfillment.
In 2003, Kolenko joined General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as business development technical lead for the Dept of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN), and to develop next-generation, network-centric solutions in support of Federal Civil, DoD, and IC ITinitiatives.
Kolenko received his BSEE from Norwich University in 1984, and MS Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University in 1988. He has authored research papers for the government addressing VoIP and IPsec, First Responder Next-Gen Secure Communications Systems, the NCS Internet Priority System, Next-Gen Multilevel Security Systems, and Continuous Monitoring.
- Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA) - Board of directors.
- Norwich U. Applied Research Institute (NUARI).
- Tech America (formerly ITAA)
- IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC) & IT ISAC
- NCSD – USCERT
Neal focuses on policy, strategy, operations, and technology development for trusted cyber operations, for government and industry, in PwC’s Washington Federal Programs practice. He also works with corporate clients in PwC’s Forensics practice, for crisis response and countermeasures against cyber crime, insider threats, and industrial espionage. He has over 15 years of experience in law, policy, strategy, planning, interagency coordination, operations, and technology development for counterterrorism, cyber security, homeland security, and countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Neal is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in homeland security, counterterrorism, and information warfare. He is a member of the United Nation’s Expert Working Group on use of the Internet for terrorist purposes. He is also Senior Associate of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy at the Federation of American Scientists. He was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was also an International Affairs Fellow (2005–2006), focused on researching cyber terrorism. He publishes extensively on law, policy, and strategy for cyber security and counterterrorism, and is author of two forthcoming books: Strategic Cyber Security and Conflict: A Primer for Policymakers (Congressional Quarterly Press, summer 2012), and Homeland Security: A Guide for Policymaking in the 21st Century, co-authored with CDR Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, USN (Ret.) (Congressional Quarterly Press, winter 2013).
Prior to joining PwC, Neal was a senior officer in the U.S. intelligence community, where he served multiple managerial and operational assignments with commendations, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Central Intelligence Agency. He was also Director for Counterterrorism on the staff of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (GrahamTalent Commission). Prior to government service, he was Vice President at Hicks & Associates, Inc., and Board Director and General Counsel of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., a corporation he co-founded in 1996, rebranded Total Intelligence Solutions in 2006. Neal received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma; a Master of Letters in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the Virginia Bar.
Jose NazarioDr. Jose Nazario is a noted security researcher specializing in wide area network attacks and cyber conflicts. Dr. Nazario currently works as the manager of security research at Arbor Networks, a large-scale network security solutions provider. In this capacity he has analyzed several significant cyberconflicts including the Russia-Georgia war of 2008 and the Estonia cyberattacks of 2007, the attacks on South Korean and US government and commercial sites in 2009, and many other global events. Additionally, he is a core member of the Conficker Working Group and works with others to address Internet-scale pathologies.
Dr. Nazario's research interests include large-scale Internet trends such as reachability and topology measurement, Internet-scale events such as DDoS attacks, botnets and worms, source code analysis tools, and data mining. He earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. Prior to joining Arbor Networks, he was an independent security consultant. Dr. Nazario regularly speaks at conferences worldwide, with past presentations at CanSecWest, PacSec, Blackhat, NANOG, FIRST, USENIX Security, and NATO events.