Episode 203 – Morgan Wright the expert on cybersecurity strategy and cyberterrorism
Morgan Wright spent a distinguished 18 years of his career in State and Local law enforcement. Where he worked as a city officer, state trooper, detective, and then latterly as a supervisor. Morgan received numerous awards during this time. As a State Trooper he received the Governor’s Award for Valor (1987) (which was awarded only 7 times since 1937).
Wright also received the Gold Award for Valor (1988) (Dual award from KS Chiefs and Sheriffs Association). As well as the Attorney General Good Life Award (1988) and he also received over 40 letters of commendation. As a Police officer Morgan later also got a Bronze Award of Merit (1994). While he was a Detective he was also awarded a Meritorious Service Award (1994), Medal of Valor (1996) and Gold Meritorious Service Award (1997).
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Morgan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Friends University. He has also trained over 2,000 law enforcement officers in the investigation techniques of computer crime. This included a one year training program for the FBI on internet investigations. Wright also later taught behavioral analysis interviewing at the National Security Agency.
He is also the author of two chapters in the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook (Wiley and Sons). He was then later employed at Unisys (2001–2002) where he worked on several intelligence projects. These also included the Technology Exploration Development for the Counterintelligence Field Activity, Joint Counterintelligence Group and Department of Defense.
As a Senior Manager (2002–2004) with BearingPoint he spent 1.5 years leading the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program (LEISP) at the US Department of Justice. The LEISP was designed to create an overall strategy of how information and intelligence is shared between the federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Morgan was also the primary author of the Concept of Operations for the services to be delivered under the LEISP.
His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collects personally identifiable information. Morgan Wright is a widely recognized international expert and speaker on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft, privacy, and US law enforcement. He is a Senior Fellow at Center for Digital Government. Wright is also an opinion contributor to The Hill. As well as a Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime Analyst for Fox News, Fox Business Network, and SiriusXM Radio.