Advisory Board

Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft, privacy, and US law enforcement. His landmark testimony before Congress on changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print, and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world.

Morgan is currently a Senior Fellow at Center for Digital Government, he is an advisor to the US Congress House Science, Space and Technology Committee, an Opinion Contributor to The Hill, a Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime Analyst for Fox News, Fox Business Network, and SiriusXM Radio. He is the Principal and Owner of Morgan Wright LLC.

Previously he was Senior Advisor (2005–2008) in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice, and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.

Morgan was the Vice President (2010–2012), Global Public Safety Segment, End To End Long Term Evolution (4G) for Alcatel-Lucent. He was responsible for developing solutions and strategies to deploy public safety networks throughout the world.

Morgan was the Global Industry Solutions Manager (2004–2010) for Public Safety and Homeland Security at Cisco. He was responsible for worldwide development and deployment of public safety and homeland security solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies, and received two Frost and Sullivan industry awards for Technology Leadership in Public Safety (2005) and Government Solution of the Year (2005).

He was also the Executive Sponsor of the IACP/Cisco Community Policing awards that recognizes excellence globally in public and private problem solving and the former member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer (2005–2011) for the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute (IJIS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to solutions in justice and public safety.

Prior to Cisco, Morgan was a Senior Manager (2002–2004) with BearingPoint and spent 1.5 years leading the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program (LEISP — now OneDOJ) at the US Department of Justice. The LEISP was designed to create the overall strategy of how information and intelligence was shared between the federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Morgan was the primary author of the Concept of Operations for the services to be delivered under the LEISP, and worked closely with representatives from the Global Information Working Group, SEARCH, NLETS, FBI, BATFE, DEA, USMS, and state and local law enforcement. He was also the primary Subject Matter Expert for the Terrorist Watch List Consolidation project under DHS for BearingPoint.

He was employed at Unisys (2001–2002) where he worked on several intelligence projects, including the Technology Exploration Development for the Counterintelligence Field Activity, Joint Counterintelligence Group, Department of Defense. He also led the team that developed the seized asset management system for the Colombian government in Bogotá, under the Plan Colombia initiative at the US Marshals Service.

A highly seasoned interviewer and moderator, Morgan has helped the largest companies in the world shape and change markets through effective, engaging interviews with senior executives and newsmakers in the complex world of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Whether it’s moderating a product launch panel discussion with the world’s most famous hacker, or interviewing the CIO of the world’s largest security company, Morgan delivers with compelling questions and insight honed by 30 years of expertise.

He has made over 400 national media appearances on The Fox News Channel where he is a regular contributor, CNN, National Public Radio, ABC Nightline, CBS News, and various print media as an expert on computer crime, cyber terrorism, computer intrusions, and investigations.

Morgan has trained over 2,000 law enforcement officers in the investigation of computer crime, including one year training the FBI on internet investigations. He taught behavioral analysis interviewing at the National Security Agency, and is the author of two chapters in the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook (Wiley and Sons) entitled ‘Working With Law Enforcement’ and ‘Cyberspace Law and Computer Forensics’.

Morgan spent 18 years in State and Local law enforcement as a city officer, state trooper, detective, and supervisor.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Friends University. He also earned a Bachelors of Science in Music Teacher Education in 1981 from Fort Hays State University and his Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management, Organizational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.

Morgan has received numerous awards. As Detective he was awarded:

  • Meritorious Service Award (1994)
  • Medal of Valor (1996)
  • Gold Meritorious Service Award (1997)

As Police Officer:

  • Bronze Award of Merit (1994)

As State Trooper:

  • Governor’s Award for Valor (1987) (Awarded only 7 times since 1937)
  • Gold Award for Valor (1988) (Dual award from KS Chiefs and Sheriffs Association)
  • Attorney General Good Life Award (1988)
  • Over 40 Letters of Commendation

View his watchlist on YouTube and his Cisco RNC Event Video.

Read his article ISIS, Terrorism and Technology: The New Art of War.

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