Bryan Cunningham

Bryan Cunningham is the first Executive Director of the UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute. Prior to UCI, he practiced cyber security and privacy lawyer at the Washington, DC – Los Angeles law firm of Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, advising clients on information security and data privacy and protection programs, electronic surveillance, and other security-related issues. He is the Series Consultant on the CBS television series Hunted. Cunningham 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, where he helped draft the first National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration, as a senior CIA officer and federal prosecutor, has advised police forces on security and privacy-related issues and has worked extensively with privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups. Cunningham was founding vice-chair of the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Privacy Task Force and served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures, the non-partisan Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security, and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Cyber Security Task Force. He also is the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in information security textbooks.