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Richard H.L. Marshall, Esq.
Chairman, Cinturion Group

Richard Marshall, as chairman of the board of CinturionGroup, brings 20-plus years of broad executive leadership experience to the private and public sectors and as CEO of X-SES, an international consulting firm. He currently serves as a strategic advisor to, or on the board of advisors of, the following corporations: Pattern Computer Inc., Hatha Systems, GidGrid, Secure Cloud Systems, SignaCert, Consulsys, Auroras, INVNT/IP, the National Maritime Law Institute, and the Center for Understanding Change, a nonprofit research center.

As the chairman and co-founder of CinturionGroup, Richard oversees the implementation of the Trans Europe Middle East Asia fiberoptic cable system from France to India and future points beyond. As the CEO of X-SES Consultants LLC, he promotes comprehensive and sustainable corporate Information Technology governance programs that create effective software assurance, supply-chain risk management, standards compliance, and procurement strategies. Previously the CEO of Secure Exchange Technology Innovations, he focused on implementing international communications standards for emergency management alerting systems.

Richard's broad experience in formulating information and cybersecurity strategies for the Department of Defense, drafting cyber legislation, and influencing national cyber policy initiatives for 20-plus years lends credence to his being a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity- and information-related policy, legal, and technical issues.

Richard was the legal and strategic architect of the nation's first Live Information Warfare Exercise (ER97) and a contributor to the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative. He has served as a keynote speaker on cybersecurity-related executive leadership issues at major conferences in Germany, England, India, Moldova, China, Thailand, Switzerland, and the United States.

Richard has been a cyber commentator on CNN and the BBC, and in Politico, FedScoop, the New York Times, and Scientific American. He served with distinction as special advisor 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 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.

Richard is a graduate of The Citadel and the Georgetown University School of Law, where he earned his LLM in International and Comparative Law. He 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.