Marcus Hallside established a software house in Israel in 1982 that became one of the leading information technology service and training organizations in the country. In 1996 Oracle Corporation purchased the Oracle related assets of the company and established a local subsidiary. In 1999 Marcus was awarded a grant by the US Federal Aviation Administration to undertake a multi-year air cargo security co-operative research and development program to address security risks in air cargo shipments. This project resulted in the design and launch of the first operational US air cargo security programme in 2002 by the then newly formed US Transportation Security Administration. In the following years Marcus led similar IT research and development projects for The European Commission, the Government of Canada and the Australian Office of Transport Security. Marcus has obtained in-depth understanding of SDD in promoting democratic dialogue to International Transportation Authorities, and in the preparation of SDD based research proposals. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration.