Richard H.L. Marshall, Esq., Strategic Advisor

Mr. Marshall is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cyber related policy, legal and technical issues.  He has been a keynote speaker on cyber executive leadership issues recently at conferences in Germany, England, India, Moldova, China, Thailand and the United States.

Mr. Marshall is the CEO of White Noise Labs and serves as the Vice President and Senior Advisor to Axon Global Services. He is also the Founder and President of X-SES Consultants, LLC. He was previously the Vice President of Cyber Programs at Triton FSI until they folded.  He currently serves as a Board Member or Special Advisor to the following entities: Attensity; Auroros, Sierra Vista Group; Knowledge Capital; Mobile Active Defense; My State USA, International Cyber Security Advisory Dialogue Board; INVNT/IP Global Consortium; and the National Maritime Law Institute.

He provides an impressive professional network and is highly respected for facilitating program and contract development.  He has extensive leadership experience and success in designing growth strategies, integrating policy, culture and training with technology issues, building relationships and delivering lasting results. He is a strategic thinker who knows how to lead and most importantly, where to lead.

He previously was a member of the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service (SCES) and the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES). Prior to joining Triton FSI, he was the Director of Global Cyber Security Management, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by special arrangement between the Director, National Security Agency (DIRNSA) and the Secretary of DHS . Within DHS he directed the National Cyber Security Education Strategy; and the Software Assurance; Research and Standards Integration; and Supply Chain Risk Management programs.

Mr. Marshall was previously the Senior Information Assurance (IA) Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he served as the Agency's point of contact for all NSA Information Security (INFOSEC) matters concerning Congress. He devised the IA legislative strategy, helped shape the passage of the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and was a key contributor to the Bush/and Obama administration’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI).

In 2001, Mr. Marshall was selected by the Cyber Advisor to the President to serve as the Principal Deputy Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO), where he led a team of 40 dedicated professionals in developing, coordinating and implementing the Administration's National Security for Critical Infrastructure Protection initiative and the National Cyber Security Strategy to address potential threats to the nation's critical infrastructures.

From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Marshall served with distinction as the Associate General Counsel for Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, Office of the General Counsel, National Security Agency. He provided advice and counsel on national security telecommunications and technology transfer policies and programs, national security telecommunications technical security programs, the National Information Assurance Partnership, the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement, legislative initiatives and international law. Mr. Marshall was the legal architect for the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed exercise "Eligible Receiver 97" that spotlighted many of the cyber-vulnerabilities of our nation's critical infrastructures and helped bring focus on this issue at the national leadership level.

Mr. Marshall graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science; Creighton University School of Law with a J.D. in Jurisprudence; Georgetown School of Law with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law; was a Fellow at the National Security Law Institute, University of Virginia School of Law in National Security Law; attended the Harvard School of Law Summer Program for Lawyers; the Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute on Advanced Legislative Strategies and participated in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and in the Privacy, Security and Technology in the 21st Century program at Georgetown University School of Law.