Charles Gifford is a recognized expert within cybersecurity and has been working in the information technology and security field since 1997. Over the course of his career, Charles has held various technical and leadership positions within the Aerospace and Manufacturing Industry. Charles currently manages a Global Security and Risk Team for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company and is responsible for all security services within the manufacturing space across the globe. Charles's latest scholastic achievement is graduating with honors from the University of Maryland University College in the Masters of Science in Information Technology focused in Information Assurance. Charles has specialized in mentoring, metrics and measuring effectiveness of security teams throughout the last seven years. He holds professional certifications including CISSP, GCIH, and GSLC.