Paul de Souza

Founder/President of CSFI

Mr. de Souza is the Founder/President of CSFI (Cyber Security Forum Initiative and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division) and CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division). He is the co-author of the book Strategic Intelligence Management (National Cyber Defense Strategy), he serves as an advisor for the MCPA (Military Cyber Professionals Association), and he is a recipient of the Order of Thor Medal. Paul is a member of the IT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) at Brigham Young University. He served as a Federal Director of Training and Education for Norman Data Defense Systems, and he also teaches Cyber Defense Strategies at George Washington University. 

Mr. de Souza has over 15 years of cyber security experience and has worked as the Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where he designed and approved secure networks for MSS (Managed Security Services). Mr. de Souza also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and US Robotics as a security engineer. He has consulted for several governments, military organizations, and private institutions on best network security practices and has also presented in the countries of Estonia, Georgia, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Israel, and Romania, as well as all across the United States.