Ken brings over 20 years of leadership and operational experience in cybersecurity and network technologies as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for COPT. Supporting COPT as CIO since 2016, he has prior experience as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the University of Delaware, CISO for the University of Oklahoma, and CIO for the US Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation. He also held various leadership positions within the Department of Defense, his final position prior to departing government service was as the head of the National Cryptographic Solutions Management Office responsible for overseeing the development of national cryptographic strategy, algorithm management, and capability roadmaps.
Ken is active in several industry cybersecurity and related organizations, including the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, the Real Estate Cyber Consortium, Real Estate ISAC, Commercial Cyber Facilities Working Group/InfraGard, and Realcomm.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He is also an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2005 and was selected as ISC2’s winner of the 2010 Government Information Security Leadership Award for Technology Improvement from the community of information security professionals representing departments and agencies across the federal government.
With investors and Corporate Boardrooms getting more accountability for cyber security and risks through revised rules instituted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a CEO can either accept, transfer, or invest in cyber protection programs to mitigate the cyber threat to business operations, workforce health and safety, or reputation/brand and asset value. What are the best courses of action based on a risk assessment?