Bryan Cunningham is an information security and privacy lawyer and Principal in the Denver law firm of Morgan & Cunningham LLC, where he counsels clients, including Fortune 500 and multinational entities, on information security and data privacy and protection programs and other homeland security-related issues. Cunningham is the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in multiple authoritative textbooks, such as: “Network Security Evaluation: Using the NSA IEM,” and is one of the only private sector attorneys certified in the National Security Agency Information Security Assurance Methodology.
Cunningham speaks widely on a range of national and homeland security, cybersecurity and data privacy, terrorism and electronic surveillance, health care and financial system legal and regulatory issues. He has spoken to corporate and industry groups, and at major national and international conferences, including before the American Bar Association, at two of the premier information security conferences in the world, “Black Hat USA” and Black Hat Europe.” He has conducted information security awareness and training discussions at large corporate and educational events, including those sponsored by CISCO and SunGard, and spoken at the Council on Foreign Relations. Cunningham also is a frequent media commentator on cyber and other national security issues.
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, in January 2005, 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.