Rich LaMagna, CPP CISM founded LaMagna and Associates, LLC (LMA) in April 2006, after a distinguished 28-year career as a Special Agent in the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has held assignments to the White House, National Security Council (NSC) as Director of Counter-narcotics, and at FBI Headquarters, Section Chief, Drugs and Organized Crime Branch. Rich spent more than 13 years in international assignments and was assigned by DEA to US diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangkok and Paris. In 1999, he was recruited by Microsoft as Director of Global Anti-counterfeiting Investigations and in 2004, in order to meet the growing Cybercrime challenge, Microsoft appointed Rich as Director of Global Law Enforcement Training and Outreach in the Internet Safety/Cyber Crimes Unit.
To meet the challenges of global commerce, LMA leverages an extensive network of international contacts and our knowledge of other cultures and languages for the benefit of our clients—many of which are Fortune 500 companies. Aside from expertise in brand protection, fraud and intellectual property rights enforcement, LMA offers a wealth of experience and talent in both the US and international markets regarding data protection governance, risk management and compliance. LMA subject matter experts provide a full-range of services in the cybersecurity program development, and cybercrime investigations. We also provide cybersecurity training and awareness.
We also assist our clients in addressing fraud and other cybercrime challenges. We offer them high-quality services that will enable them to assess their current programs and enhance cyber preparedness, data protection, and risk mitigation. LMA is also a member of the Paris-based Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN)-a Cybersecurity think tank and network whose members include Europe’s top legal and cybersecurity experts.