Roger Callahan

Roger Callahan, the Managing Director of Information Assurance Advisory, LLC,  ( has over 43 years of prior experience. His careers span engineering and executive management responsibilities witin both the National Security and Financial Service industries. In 1995, with over 30 years of experience in the National Security Agency (NSA) and as a member of the Senior Executive Service, he was assigned to the Pentagon and was the Director for Information Assurance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. In 1998 he joined Bank of America as a Senior Vice President within the Corporate Information Security Organization and was responsible for developing the Bank of America information security policy and program foundations. He led security policy, architecture, standards, and guidelines developments.  In addition he had oversight responsibility for information security compliance initiatives and represented the Bank in a number of industry security and critical infrastructure protection.

He supported the formation and served on the original Board of Managers for the Financial Services — Information Sharing and Analysis Center , LLC (FS- ISAC , LLC) during 1999 – 2001.

He was the Program Manager for the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) supporting the Bank of America Director of Corporate Information Security in her role as Treasury’s appointed private sector coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Homeland Security (HLS) during 2002 – 2004.

Mr. Callahan during 2002-2008 was the Bank of America Industry Executive Subcommittee member to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). As a subject matter expert he contributed to a number of NSTAC reports and he also co-vice chaired the NSTAC Financial Services Task Force, which addressed ‘telecommunications resiliency’ and chaired the 2006 Next Generation Network Task Force’s End-to-End (E2E) Working Group.

During 2006-2008 within the Bank of America Network Computing Group’s Enterprise Architecture organization he guided several internal business and infrastructure resiliency initiatives.

He has served, during both his government and private sector careers, as an advisor to DOD’s Defense Science Board on the subject of Defensive Information Warfare and a variety of financial industry, congressional and GAO advisory efforts dealing with cyber security.

He is a 1968 Electrical Engineering graduate of Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts, a graduate of the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington DC in 1985; and a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government “Senior Officials in National Security Program” at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.