Richard Carson is a founding partner of SAINT Corporation and has served as Chairman since 1998. Richard is also the founder of Richard S. Carson & Associates, Inc., a computer security services consulting firm with over 30 years of industry and federal government experience. Richard built a viable security consultancy with focused expertise in the field of security risk assessments, vulnerability and penetration testing, security policy, and certification and accreditation. Prior to founding Carson Associates, Richard was the President of Synergistic Cybernetics Inc. and the Marketing Manager for Bunker Ramo Data Services Inc. While serving as an officer in the military, Richard was involved with sensitive intelligence and security requirements. Richard obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Council of the Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.