Nolan Clifford, CISSP

CEO, Information Security Solutions LLC

Nolan-Cliffford-CISSPNolan Clifford, CISSP, is the CEO of Information Security Solutions LLC, a small business based in the Washington DC area. In this role, he serves as a subject matter expert for information security issues for Federal clients, including vulnerability management, security architecture design and development, security best practices implementation, compliance with Federal security regulations, information assurance training and education and auditing of security controls for classified and unclassified information technology systems.

During his tenure, Nolan has held a variety of leadership, technical and management positions for the U.S. Federal government and private industry. Beginning his career in the U.S. Navy at the National Security Agency (NSA), Nolan helped develop information assurance curriculums at the National Cryptologic School and for nationally recognized institutions of higher learning, designated as Information Assurance Centers of Excellence. He has also worked with other agencies within the intelligence community, serving as an operational information security expert and consultant.

As a leader in private industry, Nolan also served as a Principal (non-CPA Partner) at Deloitte and Touche LLP, Director of Federal Information Assurance for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and General Dynamics, where he led the Information Assurance Practice for the National Defense and Intelligence Systems Division of General Dynamics Network Systems. During this time, Nolan built a thriving information assurance practice from the ground up, which focused on National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, and Homeland Security information assurance priorities. Previously, Nolan led the development and rapid growth of the Federal information security practice at Unisys Corporation.

Nolan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury State University and is a graduate of numerous security programs and certificates including the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioner (CFCP).