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OODA Network Interview: Richard Blech

Richard Blech was convinced decades ago that authentication and cryptography would become essential to the newly emerging internet.  Read how he spent his career accelerating the pace of encryption innovation to make it harder for the adversaries to get our data.

“I think it’s important to be leading edge and innovative – to go as close to the edge as you can.  You can only learn as you get more experienced and mature.   To drive something forward as an entrepreneur, you have to have passion.  It can’t be manufactured; it has to be natural.”

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Chris Ward (Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)) has over 30 years of experience helping the Department of Defense (DoD) solve difficult technology requirements. She has a proven track record of building, maintaining, securing and certifying technology solutions for use within DoD. She works with Industry to identify key opportunities and provides strategic guidance and support. She is a strategic analyst and cybersecurity professional who has deep expertise in improving enterprise cybersecurity.