Doug Lhotka

Doug Lhotka

Company: IBM

Job Title: Cyber Security Architect

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Doug leads the IBM North America Security Architect program. As a practicing security architect, he leverages his expertise in cyber and cognitive security, IT governance and enterprise architecture to help organizations enable strategic business initiatives through their security program, address industrialized threats, and improve the risk posture of the business.

After earning an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology/Cognitive Science, he earned a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, both from the University of Colorado. His research work focused on architectural risk management in what is now called cloud. Over more than 25 years, he has worked with clients of all sizes in the retail, oil & gas, transportation, media and entertainment, healthcare, government, energy & utility, telecommunications, financial services and insurance industries.

He has served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program at the University of Colorado and is a member of ISC2, a senior member of IEEE. He has been awarded several patents and authored papers on subjects ranging from human computer interaction to 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, 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.