Marcus H. Sachs
Marcus H. Sachs is a Partner in the Technology Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.
Mr. Sachs retired from the United States Army after serving a distinguished career as a Corps of Engineers and Systems Automation Officer. His final assignment was with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense (JTF-CND), defending the department’s computer networks from foreign intrusions.
Following his military retirement, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve concurrently on the staff of the National Security Council and on the staff of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. Mr. Sachs later joined the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the department’s first Cyber Director, where he was responsible for developing the implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. While at the White House and DHS he proposed and developed the concept and early design for the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT).
Mr. Sachs’ 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 rebuilding of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC).
He held leadership roles in several public/private advisory working groups and task forces, including serving as the Vice Chair of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council and the Vice Chair of the Communications Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Comm-ISAC). Mr. Sachs was a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency.
He holds degrees in Civil Engineering, Science and Technology Commercialization, and Computer Science from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer, and is a Distinguished Member of the US Army Signal Regiment.