Sam Chughtai and Paul de Souza join IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative as Advisory Board members

by Erin Deckard  |  September 12, 2017  |  PRESS RELEASES

The Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) at The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome two new Advisory Board members: Sam Chughtai, who has twenty-five years of leadership experience with Microsoft, IBM, Accenture, KPMG, DOE, and DOJ; and Paul de Souza, Founder and President of The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI).

Sam ChughtaiMr. Chughtai has served as a U.S. State Department Advisor, and was the recipient of the Microsoft Military Affairs Award for Veterans Recruitment. He serves as an Adjunct Professor for UW Bothell School of Business, the Seattle University School of Law, and the Bellevue College Foundation. Mr. Chughtai dedicates his time as a board member for Attain Housing and as a Council Chair for the Pacific Northwest Cybersecurity Business Leadership Council at the University of Washington. He has gained global recognition for his work in cybersecurity, privacy, and IT transformation.

Paul de Souza Mr. de Souza founded the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, a nonprofit comprised of 87,000 Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare professionals, with the purpose of bringing about Cyber Warfare awareness. CSFI hopes to bring guidance and security solutions to the US Government, the US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training. CSFI will now also become a partner of Ci2.

In addition to establishing CSFI, Mr. de Souza co-authored the book Strategic Intelligence Management, designed and approved secure networks for AT&T, and worked as a security engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation and US Robotics. Currently, he serves as an advisor for the Military Cyber Professionals Association, a Visiting Researcher at the Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, a Visiting Research Fellow for the National Security Studies at the Tel Aviv University in Israel, and Guest Lecturer at The Swedish Defence University (SEDU) Försvarshögskolanand. Mr. de Souza has received the Order of Thor Medal for his contributions to the American military cyber profession.

Mr. de Souza plans to give a lecture on the topic of "The Importance of Collections in Cyberspace Operations" at IWP on Monday, October 30.

The Cyber Intelligence Initiative at the Institute of World Politics looks forward to rewarding partnerships with Sam Chughtai and Paul de Souza.