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Gary Craig Kessler

452 Chelsea Place Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
+1 802-238-8913 (mobile)
gary.c.kessler (Skype)
https://www.garykessler.net
gck@garykessler.net

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Gary Craig Kessler

452 Chelsea Place Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
+1 802-238-8913 (mobile)
gary.c.kessler (Skype)
https://www.garykessler.net
gck@garykessler.net

(This resume only includes activity since 2000 except for a few major items before that. A complete resume dating back to the 1970s can be provided upon request.)

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  1975 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
B.A., Mathematics (cum laude)
(Computer and Statistics options)

  1975-1976  University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Graduate study in Computer Science

  1980 University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
M.S., Computer Science
Thesis title: A Computer Model of Hypoxic Man

  2010 Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ph.D., Computing Technology in Education
Research title: Judges' Awareness, Understanding, and Application of Digital Evidence

  Professional Certifications:
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium [(ISC)2] Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), March 2005-present
  • The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), June 2007-present
  Security clearance information provided upon request.

  SCUBA and Mariner Certifications:
  • Open Water Diver, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), 1991
  • Divemaster, PADI, 2009
  • Open Water SCUBA Instructor, PADI, 2009
  • Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, PADI, 2011
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain's license (50GT Master/Tow Assist), 2012

WORK EXPERIENCE:

February 2021-
present
Principal Consultant
Fathom5

Provide technical research support on special projects, provide external consulting services, and support training and curriculum development initiatives related to maritime and industrial control system cybersecurity.


July 2010-
present
PRESIDENT
Gary Kessler Associates
Ormond Beach, Florida

Provide consulting, training, and practitioner services related to computer forensics, mobile device forensics, and information security, with a particular focus on maritime cybersecurity. Have worked with U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Anti-Terrorism Assistance Cybertraining program, Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Teel Technologies, Champlain College Center for Workforce Development, Hudson Analytix, and Fathom5.


August 2019-
December 2019
VISITING PROFESSOR
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut

Visiting professor at USCGA during sabbatical from Embry-Riddle. Assigned to coordinate and develop "Foundations of Information Security" course for the new Cyber Systems program, as well as help advise program leaders regarding the overall development of the major. Also taught a special topics course in "Maritime Cybersecurity." Collaborated with several projects regarding Advanced Identification System (AIS) protocols, including an automated iceberg reporting software project. Provided liaison to several projects at the USCG Research & Development Center. (This activity during sabbatical from Embry-Riddle.) The "Maritime Cybersecurity" seminar was also offered in fall 2021, and I remain on the USCGA Cyber Council.

August 2012-
December 2020
DEPARTMENT CHAIR (7/2015-7/2019)
PROFESSOR OF CYBERSECURITY (7/2014-12/2020)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CYBERSECURITY (8/2012-6/2014)
SECURITY STUDIES & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida

Teach courses in the Homeland Security undergraduate program. Responsible for curriculum design and development of a cybersecurity minor within the program, as well as develop and chair the graduate online cybersecurity program. Provide student advising and public outreach services. As department chair, oversaw day-to-day operations of the SSIA Dept., including more than a dozen full-time faculty, two B.S. and two M.S. programs, budget, and several adjunct faculty and student workers; provided mentoring for faculty and staff, led strategic planning efforts, and managed staffing and curriculum. Research interests include aviation cybersecurity, maritime cybersecurity, and Automatic Identification System (AIS).

March 2011-
June 2012
INTERIM ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR (ACADEMICS) (3/2011-8/2011)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (9/2011-6/2012)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE (MSIA) PROGRAM
Norwich University
Northfield, Vermont

Responsible for curriculum design and development, recruitment and retention of faculty, and student admissions for the graduate program. Initial task was to lead redesign of the program curricula to meet the evolving needs of the students, potential employers, and the marketplace.


July 2000-
June 2010
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (2000-2010)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMPUTER NETWORKING (2000-2007)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMPUTER & DIGITAL FORENSICS (2003-2007)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, INFORMATION SECURITY (2005-2007)
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR DIGITAL INVESTIGATION (2006-2009)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, M.S. IN DIGITAL INVESTIGATION MANAGEMENT (2009-2010)
Champlain College
Burlington, Vermont

Initial primary role was to manage courses in the Computer Networking A.S. degree and professional certificate programs, and coordinate curriculum with other programs within the department, particularly Telecommunications. Responsible for staffing, and the hiring and management of full-time and adjunct faculty. Updated the curriculum to address information assurance and other up-to-date industry requirements, including the design of a 4-year B.S. Computer Networking degree commencing in 2002. Course development in the areas of Internet and Web architecture, TCP/IP, routers, computer and network security, and computer forensics. Primary developer of the Computer & Digital Forensics curriculum leading to a B.S. degree, commencing in 2003 (and becoming an online program in 2004); principal investigator on Dept. of Justice (DOJ) grant to design and coordinate e-crime curriculum in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative (ECPI). Led effort to develop Information Security B.S. degree program, commencing in 2005, and teamwork leading to designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) in 2007. Work with various industry groups to identify educational requirements for future workers in all of these fields. Led proposal for M.S. program in Digital Investigation Management (2005-07), participated in application for initial program approval by regional accreditation board (2007-08), was named program director (2009), managed and coordinated course development (2009-10), and led efforts for final accreditation of the program (2010). In 2006, assumed role of director of Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation (C3DI), a DOJ-funded grant project and partnership between the college, Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and several law enforcement training organizations. Additional work within the college community includes the development of college-wide educational competencies for undergraduates, member and co-chair of the Curriculum Committee (2002-2005), and information security instructor in college's Managing Innovation in Information Technology M.S. program. Also spearhead information security projects for the Vermont Information Technology Center (VITC), a collaboration between the Vermont Technology Council and Champlain College.

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