Safety Conference Speakers - Robert Eckman

Speaker Robert Eckman is the Chief Information Security Officer at Kent State University where he leads a team of information security and identity and access management professionals to protect the State of Ohio’s second largest university in all things security. Prior to this role, Eckman served as security principal and vCISO at MCPc Inc. a secured technology logistics and data protection company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. He has more than 25 years of experience in security, technology and project/program management. Prior to MCPc, he was the cybersecurity program manager for FirstEnergy’s Nuclear division and served leadership roles at Progressive Insurance and Shearer’s Foods. He holds adjunct professor status in cyber security at Kent State University. He also serves as an adjunct and Executive Director of Cleveland State University’s Marshall Law College’s Center for Cyber and Privacy. He holds an active PMP Certification and is an active member of ISC2 where he also holds his CISSP Certification.
Degree MBA, U of Phoenix
Hometown Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Current Location Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Job Title Chief Information Security Officer and Adjunct Professor Kent State University
Previous Roles MCPc - Chief Information Security Officer, Progressive Insurance - IT Delivery Manager,
Years of Experience 25
Presentation Evolution of Cyber Security/ How Cyber Security is changing and evolving, driving information, intelligence and innovation in higher education and beyond.