Recognized for his passionate advocacy for information security, Jack Nichelson has committed himself to leading IT initiatives within government, financial, and manufacturing sectors. As the Chief Information Security Officer for MRK Technologies, Jack offers nearly 20 years’ experience complemented with experience instructing and mentoring. Jack earned the recognition as one of the “People Who Made a Difference in Security” by the SANS Institute and received the CSO50 award for connecting security initiatives to business value. He holds an Executive MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University and a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and is an adviser for Baldwin-Wallace’s state winner Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) team. He is certified in the following: CISSP, GCIH, GSLC, CRISC, CCNP, CCDA, CCNA and VCP.