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Robert Eckman

Robert Eckman is the Chief Information Security Officer at Kent State University where he provides leadership for the creation and implementation of information security strategies and the security of the university’s digital assets. He is also responsible for informing the university community about regulations around data protection (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR). 

Prior to joining KSU, Bob served as CISO at MCPc, a national technology firm, and worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission where he led efforts to write the national cyber protocol. He is also an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s School of Digital Science where, in 2016, he was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award and was recognized by the Ohio State Senate for his achievements in the classroom.

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