Founder & President
Cyber Security Forum Initiative
Paul De Souza
Founder & President, Cyber Security Forum Initiative
Paul is the co-author of the book Strategic Intelligence Management (National Cyber Defense Strategy), serves as an advisor for the MCPA (Military Cyber Professionals Association), and is a recipient of the Order of Thor Medal. Paul serves as a CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, and Intelligence & Organized Crime Research) Visiting Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, UK; as a Guest Lecturer at the Swedish Defence University (SEDU) Försvarshögskolanand; on the Institute of World Politics Board of Advisors for The Cyber Intelligence Initiative (CII) in Washington, DC; as a Negev Hi-Tech Faculty Startup Accelerator Advisor for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel (INSS) – Cyber Security and Military & Strategic Affairs Programs. He is also an International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference 2017 (ICSIC) Award Winner Recipient in, Ontario, Canada and completed the Executive Certificate Program in Counter-Terrorism Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel. He has served as a Federal Director of Training and Education for Norman Data Defense Systems, and he is also a faculty member at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Mr. de Souza has over 18 years of cyber security experience and has worked as the Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where he designed and approved secure networks for managed security services (MSS). Mr. de Souza also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and US Robotics as a security engineer. He has consulted for several governments, military organizations, and private institutions on network security best practices and has also presented in the countries of Estonia, Georgia, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Romania, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, and Turkey, as well as all across the United States.
Some of his publications include Internet and Internet Communication(s) and Strategic Alliance Management – National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. Mr. de Souza has a Masters in National Security Studies with a concentration in Terrorism from American Military University, West Virginia.