Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #31027
  • Advanced Card Education (ACE)
  • Certified Cyber Security Architect (CCSA)
  • Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP)
  • Certified Smart Card Industry Professional for Government (CSCIP/G)
  • DoDD 8570 IAM level III Cyber Security Certification
  • GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)
  • GIAC Information Security Fundamentals Certified (GISF)
Professional Honors
  • Henry O. Fuchs Award for Excellence in Design, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Award for Excellence in Engineering Design, American Society for Engineering Education
Professional Affiliations
  • Secure Technology Alliance (STA) Member
  • STA Identity Council Member
  • STA Access Control Council Member
  • International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Committees:
  • CS1: Cyber Security Principal Member
  • B10: Cards and Security Devices for Personal Identification Principal Member
  • B10.11: Physical Characteristics and Test Methods Principal Member
  • B10.12: IC-Cards - Circuits, Interfaces and Protocols for Secure Devices Principal Member
  • B10.8 – Driver’s License/ID Cards Principal Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/AG 02 "Virtual ID and related technologies" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 01 "Physical characteristics and test methods for ID-cards" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 03 "Identification cards - Machine readable travel documents" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 04 "Generic interfaces and protocols for security devices" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 08 "Integrated circuit cards without contacts" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 10 "Motor vehicle driver license and related documents" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 17/WG 11 "Application of biometrics to cards and personal identification" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 27/WG 01 "Information security management systems" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 27/WG 02 "Cryptography and security mechanisms" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 27/WG 03 "Security evaluation, testing and specification" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 27/WG 04 "Security controls and services" Member
  • ISO/IEC JTC 001/SC 27/WG 05 "Identity management and privacy technologies" MemberAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) Member
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member
  • International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Member
  • Secure Document Alliance (SDA) Member
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese

Mr. McGoran has been with Exponent since 1995 and has been working in the area of cyber security, smart cards, security, privacy, and identity for over 20 years. He has particular expertise in the areas of identity management and credentialing, with specific in depth knowledge on smart card technology, e-passports, and other identification credentials, related equipment, and processes. 

Mr. McGoran is cyber security certified in accordance with Department of Defense directive 8570 at the highest management level, IAM Level III. Mr. McGoran also has significant prior experience with product reliability testing, system failures analyses, product design, materials failures, quality control, and standards conformance. He has performed experimental testing of performance and reliability in support of the DoD CAC program and FIPS201 Approved Products List and led teams performing risk analysis of numerous other products and systems.

Mr. McGoran presently leads a team that manages major projects for the Department of Defense, and other agencies and commercial clients concerning contact and contactless smartcards, derived credentials, mobile device security, mobile credentialing, IoT Security, card failure analysis, deployment programs, card related equipment, SIM cards, RFID, electronic passports, and biometrics. The team also advises and assesses conformance with requirements and standards including ISO, ANSI, UL, ASTM, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), DoD, as well as privacy requirements such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) considerations.

Mr. McGoran has been a principal member of the Secure Technology Alliance, including the Identity and Access Control Councils and was among the first to be qualified as a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP). Mr. McGoran is also an active member of the national and international standards committees related to smart cards and identification credentials. In 2005, Mr. McGoran founded Exponent China, a Hangzhou, China-based subsidiary of Exponent. He served as Exponent China's General Manager until returning to Exponent's Menlo Park headquarters in 2008.