Daniel J. Ryan, J.D.
Daniel J. Ryan teaches Systems Management at the National Defense University, teaching information security, information assurance, cryptography, network security and computer forensics. He serves as research advisor to individual students on topics related to national security, and provides analyses of systems management issues significant to national security. Dan served as Corporate Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation with responsibility for information security for Government customers and commercial clients who operate worldwide and must create, store, process and communicate sensitive information and engage in electronic commerce.
Prior to joining SAIC, he served as Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence. Earlier, he was Director of Information Systems Security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense serving as the principal technical advisor for all aspects of information security. He developed information security policy for the Department of Defense and managed the creation, operation and maintenance of secure computers, systems and networks. His specific areas of responsibility spanned information systems security (INFOSEC), including classification management, communications security (COMSEC) and cryptology, computer security (COMPUSEC) and transmission security (TRANSEC), as well as TEMPEST, technical security countermeasures (TSCM), operational security (OPSEC), port security, overflight security and counterimagery. In private industry, he was at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Bolt Beranek & Newman, TRW, and he was Director of Electronic Warfare Advanced Programs at Litton's AMECOM Division. He headed a systems engineering section at Hughes Aircraft Company where he was responsible for the design, development and implementation of data processing systems. He began his career at the National Security Agency.
Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Tulane University, a Master's in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, a Master's of Business Administration degree from California State University and the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. He is admitted to the Bar in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been Certified by the United States Government as a Professional in the fields of Data Systems Analysis, Mathematics and Cryptologic Mathematics.
Areas of Expertise: Statistical analysis, risk management, cyberlaw, information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, information operations and cyberwar, cryptology, policy analysis.