Bob Eckman serves as Chief Information Security Officer at Kent State University where he leads an amazing team of information security and identity and access management to protect the State of Ohio’s 2nd largest university in all things security. Prior to this role, Bob served as Security Principal and vCISO at MCPc Inc. a secured technology logistics and data protection company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. There, Bob guided MCPc’s cybersecurity services, solutions and staff. He has over 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 and in 2016 was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award. He also serves as an adjunct and Executive Director of Cleveland State University’s Marshall Law College’s Center for Cyber and Privacy. He has been recognized by the Ohio State Senate for his achievements in the classroom teaching undergraduate and graduate level cyber security courses at CSU Marshall School of Law and Kent State University. He holds an active PMP Certification and is an active member of ISC2 where he also holds his CISSP Certification. When Bob is not keeping people safe or teaching, he enjoys raising his family with his wife of 23 years and cycling. Each summer, he takes part in Pan Ohio Hope Ride which is a cycling event that raises almost $1M for the American Cancer Society and the Hope Foundation by riding a bike from Cleveland to Cincinnati, 328 miles, over 4 days.
Digital Systems Security – Digital Sciences
B.A., Political Science, University of Akron, MBA, Technical Focus, University of Phoenix, CISSP Certification, PMP Certification