Executive Director, UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute
Bryan Cunningham is the Executive Director of the University of California Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI). Cunningham is a cybersecurity and privacy lawyer who has advised clients on data and critical infrastructure protection and privacy programs. 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 develop the first National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration, as a senior CIA officer and federal prosecutor, and has advised police forces on security and privacy-related issues. 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 Cybersecurity Task Force. He also is the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in information security textbooks. Cunningham has worked extensively with privacy and civil liberties organizations. More recently, Cunningham participated in one of the first efforts to create security and testing standards for embedded medical devices.