Richard H.L. Marshall, Esq.
Richard Marshall, PhD, is founder and chairman of the board of Cinturion Group Inc., founder and CEO of X-SES Consultants LLC, executive director of The Center for Understanding Change, and strategic adviser to a number of entities, to include: Coventry Computer (USA), AquaComms Ltd. (Ireland), ConsulSys (India), and Hatha Systems (Washington, DC, USA).
Cinturion is a global provider of cross-border communications services, delivering high-reliability and high-capacity solutions via the latest optical technologies. Cinturion offers optical spectrum and wavelength optical services to content providers, carriers, media, research / education, and online gaming industries tailored to their specific needs at competitive prices. Cinturion's vision: Connecting the world through fiberoptics specifically, providing a direct route from Europe through the Middle East to India, and a direct route from Norway through the Arctic to Alaska and to Asia.
The Center for Understanding Change is a nonprofit research center focused on understanding the impact of global changes and risk to critical infrastructures. It helps its constituents to understand the ripple effects of their actions and how specific changes and events can affect them. It does this by leveraging the massive intellectual and financial investment in deep-data models and advanced decision-making theory by tying them into an integrated analytical tool.
X-SES Consultants LLC promotes comprehensive sustainable corporate IT governance programs that foster cost-effective software assurance, supply-chain risk management, and procurement strategies.
Richard previously served as special adviser to the government of Moldova on implementing its E-Gov. program and developing its national cybersecurity policy; as director of Global Cyber Security Management at the Department of Homeland Security; as senior legislative affairs officer at the National Security Agency; as deputy director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Department of Commerce; and as associate general counsel, Information Assurance, National Security Agency. He was the legal and strategic architect of the nation's first Live Information Warfare Exercise: Eligible Receiver 97, and a contributor to the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative under President Obama. His broad experience includes formulating information and cybersecurity policy for the Department of Defense, drafting cyber legislation, and influencing national cyber policy initiatives for 20-plus years.
Richard has represented the United States before Her Majesty's High Court of Justice in London and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States on technical issues; he is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cyber-related policy and legal matters and has been a keynote speaker on cyber-executive leadership issues at conferences in Germany, England, the United States, India, Moldova, China, and Switzerland, and a cybersecurity commentator on CNN, BBC, Politico, and FedScoop, and in the New York Times and Scientific American.