Kenneth (Ken) J. Silva is the Senior Executive Advisor of Cyber Technologies at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Silva serves on the board of directors for the Information Technology, Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and is the Chairman of the Internet Security Alliance.
Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, he was an independent consultant for Technology and Cyber Security related issues.
Mr. Silva is well known for his work at Verisign as a Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer. He served as its Chief Security Officer for 3 years and then as the Chief Technology Officer for 3 years. He began working at Verisign in 2000. He also served as its Chief Scientific Officer.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and security industries. Before he joined Verisign, he was a part of the U.S National Security Agency as a Technical Director for 10 years. He has also worked at the United States Air Force for almost 10 years.
Ken also taught courses at the National Cryptologic School. He has been a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Trust Digital llc.
He participates in committees for organizations like the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the White House ISP Security Panel, the ICANN DNS Security Panel, the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council, and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Ken studied at George Washington University and the University of Maryland.
Awards and Honors
In 2010, he was included in one of the top 25 CTOs for 2010 by IDG's InfoWorld.
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