Chief Engineering Officer
Secure Channels, Inc.
Adam Firestone is Chief Engineering Officer for Secure Channels, Inc. and President of Secure Channels Government Solutions, Inc. While Adam’s focus at Secure Channels is on the design, development, and delivery of enterprise data protection solutions, he has more than 24 years of broad experience in technology innovation, organizational and software systems engineering, engineering management, and solutions architecture leadership, with emphases on product design, production engineering methodology and implementation, go-to-market strategy, legacy system modernization, cybersecurity, secure system design and engineering, organizational systems engineering process development, including Agile transformation and implementation, DevOps, and business development in both private and public sector.
Adam’s career includes leadership of a cybersecurity organization, where he designed and marketed threat intelligence solutions specifically for public sector customers. He stood up and led the defense and federal subsidiary of a global Cloud-native middleware company where he designed advanced technology solutions that leveraged cutting edge private sector technology to solve the challenges faced by the public sector.
Adam is the inventor of two patented inventions: One is a mechanism for ensuring multilevel data security through the application of advanced identity and access management techniques, the other is an encryption protocol capable of provably extending the security guarantees offered by standardized bulk encryption mechanisms.
Additionally, Adam is an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where he teaches graduate courses in enterprise security threats, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in systems engineering, technology management, and cryptography, a member of the Security Industry Association’s Cyber Advisory Board, and the editor-in-chief of United States Cybersecurity Magazine. Adam graduated from Yale University, is a former United States Army officer, and also possesses a legal background, holding a Juris Doctorate, and having practiced law in New York.
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