Ria Thomas Joins Obsidian Analysis as Principal and Senior Director for Cybersecurity

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Obsidian Analysis, Inc. announced that Ria Thomas has joined the firm as Principal and Senior Director for their cybersecurity operations.

Obsidian Analysis, Inc.

Obsidian Analysis, Inc.

Ria's arrival signals a strengthening of Obsidian's cybersecurity offerings, which includes the creation of strategies and policies to ensure enterprise-wide emergency preparedness

Obsidian Analysis, Inc. announced today that Ms. Ria Thomas has joined the firm as Principal and Senior Director for Cybersecurity. Ms. Thomas will provide executive oversight of Obsidian’s cybersecurity practice.

Ms. Thomas comes to Obsidian with experience across the public and private sectors and possesses a specialized expertise in cybersecurity strategies and policies. Prior to Obsidian, she was the Managing Director of Occid-Orient Strategies, which advised private sector companies expanding within the cybersecurity markets in the Middle East and Asia. Previously, Ms. Thomas was Director, Cybersecurity and Counterterrorism, for Global Strategies Group, where she headed the practice advising U.S.-allied Middle East and Asian governments on critical national security issues.

Ms. Thomas began her career with the U.S. Federal government, where she specialized in security, foreign policy, and counterterrorism. After leaving government service, she worked for Fabiani & Company, where she advised private sector companies on U.S. Federal government market entry. Specifically, she focused on promoting advanced technologies in the defense and security market, specifically in the field of cybersecurity.

“We are delighted to have a leader of Ria’s caliber to lead our cybersecurity practice. Ria has the vision, acumen, and experience needed to bring Obsidian’s outstanding cyber capabilities to new clients in the private sector and government, both in the United States and overseas,” stated Dr. Kevin O’Prey, Obsidian’s President. “Ria’s arrival signals a strengthening of Obsidian’s cybersecurity offerings, which includes the creation of strategies and policies to ensure enterprise-wide emergency preparedness, along with crisis simulation, crisis management, and operational recovery in the face of the growing cyber threat.”

Ms. Thomas is an attorney, with a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. She is also a graduate of American University.

About Obsidian

Washington, DC-based Obsidian Analysis provides outstanding management consulting services to decision makers across the full range of security and resilience domains. Obsidian’s capabilities cover the entire life-cycle of decision making—from analysis/assessment, to planning, to course-of-action development, to evaluation, to training and exercising, to stakeholder outreach and engagement. Obsidian was ranked #217 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America for 2014. Obsidian was founded by Dr. Kevin P. O’Prey and Matthew Travis. For more information, please visit: http://www.obsidiandc.com.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact:
Micah McCutchan Vice President of Operations Obsidian Analysis, Inc.
1776 Eye Street, NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006 202.459.0500

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