Thirty national cyber and critical infrastructure security leaders are joining Auburn University’s McCrary Institute as senior fellows, adding their expertise toward development of practical solutions to national security challenges, the university announced on Tuesday.
The select group includes senior leaders with a depth of experience in government, private industry and academe. Their high-level government service includes at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the Department of Defense, and the law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security communities.
“This new cohort of senior fellows is tremendously talented and brings a wealth of national security expertise,” said Frank Cilluffo, McCrary Institute director. “Their knowledge will help power our efforts to shape policy and impact practice in the United States and build a community of experts committed to advancing our cyber and critical infrastructure security.”
Senior fellows participate actively in the development and execution of the work plans of the McCrary Institute, engaging through multimedia, pursuing research and publishing regularly on timely topics of pressing interest and concern.
“The insights and experience that this distinguished group of senior fellows brings to the table will help take the work of the Institute to a new level,” said Charles D. McCrary, namesake of the institute and an Auburn University trustee. “These fellows will deepen the institute’s capacity to help tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges.”
The McCrary Institute, based in Auburn but with additional centers in Washington, D.C., and Huntsville, seeks practical solutions to pressing challenges in the areas of cyber and critical infrastructure security.
Through its three hubs, the institute offers end-to-end capability — policy, technology, research and education — on all things cyber.
New senior fellows
The new McCrary Institute senior fellows are:
RADM Tom Atkin (retired.)
The Atkin Group
Director of Intelligence
Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center
Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy
U.S. Department of Energy
Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Department of the Navy
Senior Executive (retired)
Central Intelligence Agency
Chief of Intelligence Operations
Chief Executive Officer
Cummiskey Strategic Solutions
Brian de Vallance
Penn State University
Director for Cyber |Integration
The MITRE Corporation
Head of Strategy and Planning for Global Security
General Manager, Instrumentation and Controls Support
Associate Deputy Director (Retired)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lt. Gen. Reynold Hoover (Ret.)
Managing Director, Public Sector Innovation
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Global Director of Security & Compliance
RADM Mark Montgomery (Ret.)
Cyberspace Solarium Commission
Chief Trust Officer
National Intelligence Officer for Cyber
National Intelligence Council
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
Chief Security Officer
Homeland Security Expert
Senior Vice President
Head of National Security Policy Engagement
Chief Security Officer
Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center
Practice Chair, Government Enforcement & Investigations
Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program
Matt Edwards is a communications employee at Auburn University.