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James Dever, M.A., J.D.


Lockhaven Solutions

James Dever is a Principal at Lockhaven Solutions, LLC. He was a Professor of Cyber Warfare for the US Air Force. He taught Cyber Law, Intelligence Law, National Security Law, Privacy Law, and Space Law at the Air War College (AWC), Air Force Cyber College (AFCC), Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School (JAG School), Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), and Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate (AFRL), the nation’s premier research organization for Computers and Intelligence. In partnership with Air Force Cyber College and National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptologic School colleagues, he designed a new graduate degree in Cyber Strategy for senior military officers and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. He has provided cyber education to multiple foreign countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and France.

He served as a US Army Judge Advocate. He was the Cyber Law Judge Advocate at Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) where he provided real-time legal advice on worldwide cyber offensive, cyber defensive, and DoD information network missions. He was Chair of the Law Department at the US Army Intelligence School and taught Cyber Law, Intelligence Law, and National Security Law to Soldiers and DoD military personnel and civilians. He taught Advanced Source Operations at the HUMINT Training Joint Center of Excellence, served as a Cyber Law Judge Advocate at the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and was a Cyber Law liaison to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).

Prior to the Army, he was a Deloitte Cyber Risk Services consultant. At Deloitte, he partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and helped create the Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and Privacy Engineering programs. He facilitated cybersecurity risk management for Fortune 500 companies. He has published multiple peer-reviewed law articles and book chapters on Cyber Law, Privacy Law, and National Security Law. He has lectured about cyber risk management at diverse venues including a panel discussion on Capitol Hill hosted by the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, the American Bar Association, NYU School of Law, the US Air Force Academy, and NATO Allied Command. He has taught extensively at civilian universities and law schools. He founded cyber risk management programs at civilian universities and law schools. He is Advisory Director at the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law in Chicago and Editorial Board Member at the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare.