Principal, Cunningham Partners LLC
Bryan Cunningham is an information security and privacy lawyer and Principal in the law firm of Cunningham Partners LLC, where he advises clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government, and multinational entities, on information security and data privacy and protection programs and other security-related issues. Cunningham is the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in multiple authoritative textbooks, and is one of the only private sector attorneys certified in the National Security Agency Information Security Assurance Methodology. Mr. Cunningham has served in senior intelligence and law enforcement positions in the United States Government for Administrations of both political parties, most recently as Deputy Legal Adviser to then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. At the White House, Cunningham drafted significant portions of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the Homeland Security Act, executive orders on terrorism and intelligence, and other terrorism-related policy documents, and was one of the primary attorneys working with the 9/11 Commission. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration, as a senior CIA Officer and federal prosecutor.
Cunningham was founding vice-chair of the American Bar Association CyberSecurity Privacy Task Force and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his work on information issues. Cunningham has served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures, and is a member of the non-partisan Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. He currently serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Cyber Security Task Force.