- Paul Kurtz is a Partner and COO of Good Harbor and a recognized cyber security and homeland security expert. He served in senior positions on the White House′s National Security and Homeland Security Councils under Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Individual: Paul Kurtz is the COO of Good Harbor, advising clients on cyber-security and homeland security issues. Kurtz joins Good Harbor, Kurtz after serving as the founding Executive Director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), an advocacy group dedicated to ensuring the privacy, reliability and integrity of information systems through public policy, technology, education and awareness. Prior to joining CSIA, Kurtz most recently was special assistant to the President and senior director for critical infrastructure protection on the White House’s Homeland Security Council (HSC), where he was responsible for both physical and cyber security.
Before joining HSC in 2003, Kurtz served on the White House’s National Security Council (NSC) as senior director for national security of the Office of Cyberspace Security and a member of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, where he developed the international component of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Previously, he was a director for counterterrorism in the NSC’s Office of Transnational Threats from 1999-2001.
Prior to his White House work, Kurtz served in several bureaus in the State Department, specializing in weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation policy and strategic arms control. He also served as political advisor to Operation Provide Comfort in Incirlik, Turkey, and as science attaché in Vienna, Austria. He participated in several arms control inspection teams, traveling to Iraq and North Korea.
Kurtz received his Bachelor′s degree from Holy Cross College and his Master′s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
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