Information Operations and Assurance Department
B.S., Tulane University
M.A., University of Maryland
M.B.A., California State University
J.D., University of Maryland
Relevant Professional Experience:
As an academician, Dr. Ryan has developed curricula and taught courses in information assurance and cyberlaw for the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University, the George Washington University, James Madison University, the University of Maryland University College, and Utica College of Syracuse University. In the private sector, he served as a Corporate Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation, and served in earlier executive roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Bolt Beranek & Newman, TRW, and Hughes Aircraft Company. In the public sector, he served as Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence after earlier serving as Director of Information Systems Security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, acting as the principal technical advisor for all aspects of information security, 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.
Dr. Ryan is a co-author of Defending Your Digital Assets published by McGraw-Hill and Cases and Materials in CyberLaw published by Wyndrose Technical Group. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and professional magazines on the subjects of information assurance, law, engineering and mathematics. Current research interests include quantitative risk management for information infrastructures and evidentiary issues in digital forensics.
Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection (AII), Cyberlaw (CBL)