About the CCSA Board of Directors
James Mulvenon (Chairman of the Board)
James Mulvenon is Vice-President of Defense Group, Inc.¹s Intelligence Division and Director of DGI¹s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. At CIRA, Dr. Mulvenon runs teams of nearly forty cleared Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari/Farsi linguist-analysts performing open-source research for the US Government. A specialist on the Chinese military and cyber warfare, 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 operations and nuclear warfare), cryptography, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.
Dr. Mulvenon is presently a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. He is regular media commentator on both China and cyber warfare, and his comments have appeared recently in the Washington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, PC World, Wired, International Herald Tribune, and Los Angeles Times, as well as on BBC, NPR, CNN, and CBS News. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998, and attended Fudan University in Shanghai from 1991-1992. Dr. Mulvenon is married to the former Mary Hampton of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They reside in Burke, Virginia with their daughters, Kate and Ellie.
Jason Healey (President)
Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and co-authored the book Cyber Security Policy Guidebook by Wiley.
His ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in over a hundred articles and essays published by the Atlantic Council, National Research Council; academic journals such as from Brown and Georgetown Universities; the Aspen Strategy Group and other think tanks. His book, A Fierce Domain, was reviewed favorably in the Economist and by numerous government leaders, including the President of Estonia and former head of the CIA and NSA. Jason is also a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Deterrence and president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association. He has been a lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University, and lecturer in cyber national security studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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).
As the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Delta Risk, Dr. Rattray brings an exceptional record in establishing strategies for cyber security across both the government and private sectors. He has over 28 years of experience in intelligence and cyber operations, with a focus in cyber defense, cyber threat mitigation, and development of sound policy and strategy in order to address advanced cyber threats facing public and private organizations and their critical infrastructure. Dr. Rattray also is focused on providing thought leadership on broad cyber policy, issues and strategy. He was the driving force in the establishment of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA) to ensure US national efforts were guided by a deeper well of intellectual capital involving private industry, think tanks, government and academia.
Prior to Delta Risk, Dr. Rattray was the Senior Advisor for Security for BITS/The Financial Services Roundtable, developing best practices and pilot programs for cybersecurity in the financial services sector. From 2007-2011, he served as the Chief Security Advisor to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), establishing strategies for ICANN’s role in enhancing security and resiliency of the domain name system. During his 23 year Air Force career, he served as the Director for Cyber Security on the National Security Council staff in the White House where he was a key contributor to the President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Dr. Rattray also served as a senior security adviser on foreign investments for the US government regarding corporate acquisitions and outsourcing concerns in the information technology and telecommunications sectors. Additionally, he commanded the Operations Group of the Air Force Information Warfare Center. In this role, he was responsible for collaboration with defense industrial base partners related to advanced persistent cyber threats.
Dr. Rattray is a Full Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Senior Fellow of with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Dr. Rattray received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Military History from the US Air Force Academy; a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and his Doctor of Philosophy in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the author of the seminal book Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace as well as numerous other books and articles related to cyber and national security.
Bob Gourley is the publisher of CTOvision.com and is a co-founder and partner of Cognitio, a technology research and advisory firm. Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Bob 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 Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans” in 2009. Bob was named one of the “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT” by the Gov2.0 community GovFresh. In 2012 Bob was noted as “Most Influential on Twitter for Big Data” by Forbes. His blog, CTOvision, is now ranked among the top 50 federal technology blogs.
Bob holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and three master’s degrees including a Master of Science degree in scientific and technical intelligence from 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 serves on public boards and advisory boards for a number of companies including Centripetal Networks, Wayin, Invincea, Spacecurve, JackBe, ZafeSoft, Optensity and Triumfant. He is also on the board of Naval Intelligence Professionals, on the Intelligence Committee of AFCEA and the Cyber Committee of INSA. He is an advisor to MissionLink. Bob is also on several government advisory boards. He is the author of the book The Cyber Threat.
Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Dr. Segal currently leads the Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative. His recent book Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (W.W. Norton, 2011) looks at the technological rise of Asia.
Before coming to CFR, Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. There, he wrote about missile defense, nuclear weapons, and Asian security issues. 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. He has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University. Dr. Segal is the author of Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China (Cornell University Press, 2003), as well as several articles and book chapters on Chinese technology policy. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, "Asia Unbound."
Dr. Segal has a BA and PhD in government from Cornell University, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Dr. Chris Demchak
Dr. Chris C. Demchak has a PhD from the University of California Berkeley (political science) focused on organization theory and complex systems, security studies, and surprise in large-scale socio-technical systems across nations. She also holds two masters degrees in, respectively, economic development from Princeton and energy engineering from Berkeley. She has published numerous articles on societal security difficulties with large-scale information systems to include ‘cybered conflict’, national cyber power, and networked privacy, and is co-director of a recently established NWC Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S). Dr. Demchak's recent books include 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), as well as a prior book entitled Military Organizations, Complex Machines in the Cornell Security Studies series. She is currently working on a new series of articles for a manuscript tentatively entitled Cyber Commands: Organizing For Cyber Security and Resilience in the Cybered Conflict Age.
As an early member of the Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research field, she is also an executive board member of the Washington-based Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA). Demchak’s research continues to focus on the evolution in socio-technical systems, surprise in organizations, cyber tools, social integrations, and the range of choices emerging in westernized nations’ cybersecurity/deterrence strategies. Her emphasis remains on comparative operational institutional learning, advanced use of tools and cognition, and ‘systemic resilience’ against normal or adversary-imposed surprise. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on comparative socio-technical systems and modernization of security organizations; the institutional history of war and the state; the emerging global information systems and international management; the worldwide diffusion of defense technologies to include the use of game-based simulations in security analysis; and systemic cyber security for officers and senior public servants. Dr. Demchak currently conducts research and teaches graduate courses on cyber security and responses to surprise across nations regions, and large enterprises including militaries at the U.S. Naval War College.
Matt is an internationally recognized technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues. He has nearly 20 years of experience working these issues in a variety of government and private sector environments. Previously Matt was President and CEO of the Terrorism Research Center from 1996-2008 and has founded or served in key management positions in companies like Total Intelligence Solutions, iSIGHT Partners, Terrorism Research Center, Technical Defense Associates, Security Design International, and iDEFENSE. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching courses on information security.
Robert Schmidt (Treasurer)
Rob Schmidt is the President and a Founding Partner of Delta Risk, LLC. Mr. Schmidt is currently assisting several large financial institutions and law firms to develop strategies which address the risks presented by the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) in cyber space. Mr. Schmidt is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA), a Guest Lecture for Johns Hopkins Graduate School in Intelligence Analysis, and a Member of the Atlantic Council.
Mr. Schmidt served as a financial services Subject Matter Expert (SME) in support of the FEMA/DHS National Level Exercise 2012. Mr Schmidt served on the Board of Directors and was President of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA). Mr. Schmidt served on the Council on Domestic Intelligence for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), and served on the Advisory Board for the “ikeepsafe” Coalition. Additionally, he served the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College (ISTS) as a SME for the finance sector and ‘Red Team’ during the Livewire exercise. Mr. Schmidt spent the first 15 years of his career as a member of the commodity and options exchanges in Chicago, holding a number of appointments, including Chairman SPX, Chairman FLEX, Financial Planning, Business Conduct, Arbitration, Floor Officials, and Facilities Task Force committees. At the Chicago Board of Trade, he was appointed to the Dow Options Committee. Mr. Schmidt is a qualified and experienced FINRA arbitrator.
Marc M. Kolenko is a solutions-oriented Cyber Defense and Information Systems Security Engineering Professional with over 30 years of notable success directing a broad range of Enterprise IT initiatives in both the private sector and Government. Kolenko is currently a Cyber Security Solutions Architect Expert at SRA International (Fairfax, VA). He’s responsible for delivering Continuous Monitoring, Technical Counterintelligence, Cyber Big Data Analytics, and Systems Security Engineering solutions that assist clients with meeting Federal Government compliance mandates (i.e., FISMA, FedRAMP, Insider Threat) through automated technologies. Previously, while at Intelligent Decision, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Dynamics, he served in both operational and engineering positions to include Information Assurance Manager and Chief Engineer 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.
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 the mid-90s, 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 and Security Consultancy. In 1999, Kolenko helped stand up 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 returned to the Government sector, joining General Dynamics Network Systems (now GDIT) as technical lead for next-generation, network-centric solutions in support of Federal Civil, DoD, and IC IT initiatives.
Kolenko received his BSEE from Norwich University in 1984, and MS Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University in 1989. He has authored papers for the government that address Continuous Monitoring, Insider Threat Technical Countermeasures, First Responder Next-Gen Secure Communications Systems, and Next-Gen Multilevel Security Systems.
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.
Dr. 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.