F. Lynn McNulty
Accepting on McNulty’s behalf: Peggy McNulty
Lt. Col. Frederick “F.” Lynn McNulty was the first Director of Information Systems Security for the U.S. State Department, a pioneer in the field of cybersecurity, and has been characterized as the “father” of U.S. federal information security. McNulty played a key role in influencing U.S. national security policy on everything from export controls on commercial encryption products to the deployment of key federal cybersecurity infrastructure.
A Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Consortium (ISC)², McNulty was the recipient of the Federal 100 Award and inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame. Earlier in his career, McNulty worked in information security at the Central Intelligence Agency.