NSI’s Board of Advisors.

The prestigious Advisory Board of the National Security Institute is comprised of five individuals with impressive security, military, intelligence and academic credentials. Current members include:

Maynard C. Anderson,
President, The Arcadia Institute, Inc.

Mr. Anderson is the President and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Arcadia Institute, Inc. (TAI). He also serves as a board member of three commercial organizations as well as two other professional and non-profit entities. He is a delegate to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, serving on the Committee on Sustainable Development. Formerly, Mr. Anderson served in several senior level government security positions at the Pentagon, including Acting Duty Undersecretary of Defense for Security Policy, and Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for CI and Security. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Luther College and the Federal Executive Institute.

Dr. Dale Masi,
President/CEO, Masi Research Consultants; Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Dr. Dale A. Masi is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, and President and CEO of Masi Research Consultants, Inc., a Boston company specializing in Employee Assistance Program (EAP) design, implementation, training and evaluation. She is the author of 13 books and more than 70 articles dealing with EAPs. As a specialist in workplace problems, she has lectured in 45 countries and has been an expert witness in a number of prominent legal cases.  Previously, she served as the Director of Employee Counseling Services in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she managed the model federal program serving 150,000 employees. Dr. Masi holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America and was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Noel D. Matchett,
President, Information Security, Inc.

Mr. Matchett is founder and president of Information Security, Inc. in Ellicot, MD.  ISI provides information security services to industry specializing in threat and vulnerability assessments, security audits, network penetration testing, and development of corporate information asset protection programs.  Prior to founding ISI in 1985, Mr. Matchett spent 19 years at the National Security Agency where he initiated and directed national programs to protect contractor telecommunications and networks. He is also the co-inventor of three security technologies including a biometric control system to continuously verify an individual’s identity, a system to prevent cellular telephone fraud, and a TEMPEST technology that protects against acoustic eavesdropping and bugging.

N. MacDonnell Ulsch,
President & Chief Risk Analyst, ZeroPoint Risk Research, LLC

N. MacDonnell “Don” Ulsch has extensive experience in the areas of security and risk management with expertise on regulatory compliance and the impact of emerging legislation and global privacy initiatives. Previously, he founded the information security practice at Dataquest/Dun & Bradstreet and served in senior level positions at Jefferson Wells, Gartner, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He also served on the United States Secrecy Commission chaired by U.S. Senator Jesse Helms and U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Mr. Ulsch has been quoted in theWall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, CNN.com, and many other publications and is the author of the book, THREAT! Managing Risk in a Hostile World.

Jay H. Thomas III,

Mr. Thomas has served in numerous security management roles in both the U.S. Army and the private sector. After completing two tours of duty in Vietnam, he rose through the ranks and obtained the commissioned rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. During his tenure in the Reserves, he commanded two Military Police Companies and a Transportation Unit.  He was also Major Command Security Manager responsible for overall security of 15 military units in 4 states.  Additionally, Mr. Thomas has extensive experience in the private sector where he has worked for more 30 years in security management positions with several defense contractors including GTE Corp., M/A-COM, Raytheon Technical Services Co., MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp.  Mr. Thomas graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.