A 7th generation Texan, and native of Dallas, Texas, Harold Collum is the Founder and CEO of US Data Mining, a database and business intelligence and analytics software company in the Environmental, Health and Safety, and Risk Management sectors. He is also the Managing Director and Principal of Black Swan Consulting Organization, a cyber and operational security consulting firm, and the founder of Cyber Dome Technologies, an early-stage start-up developing next-generation secure wireless communication and network access technologies.
Past work experience has included nearly a decade of consulting for major hospital systems and public health care institutions, and serving as Executive Vice President of a diversified holding company with controlling interest in two publicly traded companies (AMEX/NASDAQ) and over $650MM per year in sales (cv).
Mr. Collum is Founder and Executive Director of Cyber Future Foundation, chairs the Advisory Board for the Cyber Forensics Lab at the University of North Texas, serves on the Board of Directors of the Cloud Security Alliance – North Texas Chapter, and served eight years on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Crime Commission, chairing the Cyber Crime Committee. He is a member of InfraGard North Texas Chapter (Health Care & Public Health Sector), and the US Secret Service’s North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force.
Among his personal interests and involvements, he is an ordained Elder in his church, and is an active Freemason, receiving the 33rd Degree in Washington D.C. in 2015. He was commissioned as a Texas Navy Admiral in January 2009, is a member of Mensa International, the World Affairs Council, the National Center for Policy Analysis, and sits on several non-profit advisory boards and councils.