Doug Lhotka, IBM Security

Doug Lhotka,
CISSP-ISSAP, Executive Cybersecurity Architect,
IBM Security

Doug leads the IBM North America Security Architect program. As a practicing architect, he leverages his expertise in cyber & cognitive security, IT governance, and enterprise architecture to help security leaders address industrialized threats, manage
organizational risk and enable strategic business initiatives.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology/Cognitive
Science and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, both from the University of
Colorado, where his research work focused on managing architectural risk in cloud computing.
Over his career, he has worked with clients of all sizes across many industries including retail, chemical & petroleum, travel & transportation, media and entertainment, healthcare, government, energy & utility, telecommunications, and insurance & financial services.

He served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program at CU Boulder, is a
member of ISC2 and a senior member of IEEE. He has several patents and papers on subjects
ranging from photographic lighting to human computer interaction and architecture governance.
An accomplished speaker and author, including a recent book on 3D printing for fine art, his
latest book, tentatively titled Cyber Security: Beyond Controls is in development.

An avid outdoorsman and photographer, Doug lives in Colorado with his wife and their
four-footed & hoofed children. He spends as much of his time as he can not doing security work
in the Rocky Mountains.

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