Executive Business Professional
Richard A. White, PhD
Dr. White coined the term: Cyber Minded to represent his strong belief that any change in a computer network, no matter how small, has the potential to create a security issue and to always be mindful of that when planning and implementing changes.
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Cybercrime: the Methods Behind the Madness
March 14, 2018
Don’t Let Romance Scams Spoil Your Valentine’s Day
February 5, 2019
Articles for Automotive Buy Sell Report
Targeted industry attacks, attribution issues, and other cyber predictions for 2019
Dec 05, 2018
Dr. Richard White is a recognized industry expert in the fields of cybersecurity infrastructure, cybersecurity remediation, and cybersecurity program development. With over 25 years of experience in systems design, security technology implementation and security policy development and enforcement, Dr. White has developed innovative and affordable approaches for the rapid deployment of cyber threat detection and remediation technologies. Prior to his tenure at Oxford Solutions, he served as the Chief information Security Officer for the United States Capitol Police where he coordinated and managed all aspects of advanced malware defense, advanced threat detection, incident response, cyber remediation, and containment efforts.
Dr. White brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and cyber security strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. He currently serves as a member of the University of Maryland University College adjunct faculty core and is currently the course chair for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance capstone course and degree program. Additionally, he served as a member of the legislative branch Chief Information Security Officers Council; and is a former member of the GovNet contributors and advisors group. In the government sector, Dr. White continues to provide strategic cybersecurity guidance to the United States Patent Trademark Office, United States Capitol Police, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, and numerous other government agencies as they develop and refine their strategies for cybersecurity.
Previously, Dr. White was a Technical Director with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., where he led two multidisciplinary teams: network modeling & simulation and high availability networking and resilience. Earlier in his career with Booz Allen Hamilton, he worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide systems engineering and information assurance solutions for the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government.
While at Mitretek Systems, a non-profit scientific research and technical assessment & evaluation organization, Dr. White led all technical efforts related to the evaluation and technical feasibility studies of project GovNet – his results were presented directly to Richard A. Clarke, National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism. Additionally, he contributed to Mitretek System’s interdisciplinary cybersecurity research program by developing methods to measure and model the effectiveness of cyber strategies and evolving technologies.
Dr. White is a frequent keynote speaker on cyber security matters and regularly presents individual technical topics, as well as participates as an expert panelist at industry sponsored events.
He is the author of the book Cybercrime: The Madness Behind the Methods.
Dr. White has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland University College. He earned Master of Science degrees in Electronic Business and Telecommunications in 2003 and a PhD with a concentration in Information Assurance in 2007.
- Executive Business Administrator
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Computer Network/Security Engineer
- Program/Project Manager
- University Adjunct Professor
- Cybersecurity Entrepreneur
- Keynote Speaker
- Media Featured Expert
- Published Author
Dr. White was the Managing Director for the cybersecurity company Oxford Solutions. He designed and built the company from the ground up, include the complete design and implementation of the Security Operations Center (SOC). Dr. White managed the day to day operations and was instrumental in providing high technical support to the sales team in supporting client engagements.
While he was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Dr. White Brought standard procedures to organizations in disarray by implementing ITIL v3, coordinating with U.S. Senate Information Technology Services service desk to establish incident response models and other IT security practices across multiple federal agencies. After taking charge he was instrumental in USCP receiving first passing external audit review in nine years (IT audit(s) conducted by Cotton & Co.). Official 2010 external audit and financial audit IT findings revealed all past security POA&M items closed, which were comprised of over 63 critical technical findings.
As Technical Director at Booz Allen Hamilton Dr. White Designed the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC). He also designed and developed the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Security Operations Center (SOC). For the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, he designed and implemented an improved layer 2 switch fabric and designed and implemented T3 and microwave connectivity between St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Expert Panel Participation
Automotive News Retail Forum, Cybersecurity and the Automotive Industry, Las Vegas, March 31, 2016
CFMA, Cybersecurity That Matters to You, Long Island NY, March 07, 2016
Oxford Solutions Cyber Security Conference, Understanding Cybersecurity Threats and Risks, NYC, October 15, 2014
Wall Street Journal Cyber Security Summit 2014 NYC, Social Computing, September 18, 2014
Federal Information System Security Educators Association, Greenbelt, MD., March 18 – 21, 2014
IBM Security Leadership Forum, Hear from the Experts, NYC, January 8, 2014
IBM Security Leadership Forum, CISO Outreach, NYC, November 14, 2013
Forrester's Forum For CIO, EA, Infrastructure & Ops, Security & Risk, And Sourcing Professionals, Washington DC, May 06, 2013
Federal Information System Security Educators Association, Greenbelt, MD., March 19 – 21, 2013
New Jersey Bankers Association, Cyber Threat Landscape focusing on the DarkWeb, Ramada Plaza Conference Center, Monroe Township, NJ, June 20, 2017
Sun National Board of Directors, Overview of Cyber Threats Within the Financial Sector, Metedeconk National Golf Club, NJ, May 11, 2017
UMUC and Christian Science Monitor, Cybercriminals: The hidden economy of cyber commerce & Innovation, National Press Club, January 11, 2017
Wilmington Trust – Ethics in Cybersecurity, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl., October 13, 2016
U.S. Trust – KEY NOTE - Advanced Persistent Threat: A Practical Case Study Review, Santa Barbara, Ca. June 23, 2016
Federal Information System Security Educators Association, Greenbelt, MD., March 23 – 24, 2015 – Evaluating the Security Implications of Innovation, Risk, and Risk Reduction in the Internet of Everything
Wall Street Journal Cyber Security Summit 2014 NYC, Round Table – A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity, September 18, 2014
SC Congress eSymposium, Keynote Speaker, Washington DC, Vulnerability Management, November 14, 2013
National Security Agency, Security Roadmap Conference, Scott Air Force Base, February 6, 2008
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Network and Security Modeling, San Diego, CA., August 14, 2008
Naval Network Warfare Command, Cyberwarfare and Network Resilience, San Diego, CA., August 19, 2008
AlienVault Interview with Richard White at RSA – Discussion focused on SIEM evaluations and technical capabilities evaluated within AlienVault, San Francisco, CA., April 05, 2016
Automobile News, Discussion and follow-up from Automotive News Retail Forum 2016
Go Daddy, 10 Ways to Tighten Your Online Security, October 06, 2015
Go Daddy, WSJ Fifth Gear Sales, Cyber Threat and Cyber Threat Evolution, August 24, 2015
If Everything Is Threat Intelligence, Then Nothing Is Threat Intelligence, October 30, 2013, Forrester
Security Intelligence Services Ramp Up, July 25, 2013, CIO insights
SIEM Meets Business Intelligence, May 31, 2011, Dark Reading
University of Maryland University College, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CSIA 301, 303, and 485), develop, lecture, and publish full-course curriculum and related materials for the University of Maryland University College.
Major Written Works and Authorships
The Challenges Associated with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act Compliance: A quantitative analysis of Maryland acute care facilities. Dissertation Published November 2007 (UMI 3288712).
Cybercrime: The madness behind the method 2017.
Work in anthology – currently developing follow-up to Cybercrime manuscript, to be titled - America’s Youth Problem: Cyberbullies - death has a digital face.