James Wallner evaluates and designs mission critical systems and has over 20 years of security experience. His specialty is formally modeling and synthesizing threat, attack, mission impact, and countermeasure information. Unique system engineering approach efficiently derives solutions that balance the competing design goals of security, survivability, functionality and cost.
Prior to joining CDA, served for 15 years at the National Security Agency where he worked as a system security engineer and evaluator. In this previous position, was chief system engineer for the NSA's high assurance Key Management Infrastructure. His duties of the nation's most critical key management architecture, responsible for the secure ordering, generation, and distribution of all cryptographic material for the Department of Defense. Other past assignments include senior INFOSEC System Engineer for NATO, technical director for security for NSA's Office of Network Security Infrastructure, and cryptographic evaluator.
James Wallner has a B.A. Applied Mathematics and a B.A. Economics, University of California, Berkley.