Marcus Sachs

Marcus Sachs

McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, Auburn University
Deputy Director for Research

Marcus (Marc) Sachs is the Deputy Director for Research at Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. He also serves as the Chief Security Officer of Pattern Computer. He is a retired US Army Officer and was a White House appointee in the George W. Bush administration. His private sector experience includes serving as the Deputy Director of SRI International’s Computer Science laboratory, as the Vice President for National Security Policy at Verizon Communications, and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he directed the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC). He was also the Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center and has co-authored several books on information security. He holds degrees in civil engineering, computer science and technology commercialization, and is an avid collector of mechanical cipher equipment.

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