Ben Nelson

Division Chief Workflow and Knowledge Management at United States Air Force

Cybersecurity consultant with an extensive demonstrated history of maintaining trust (cleared: TS SCI), and providing confidentiality, integrity, and availability aligned Information Security system and data solutions that protect the interest of national and multi-national organizations.

During my Information Security career, I’ve excelled in providing leadership to cybersecurity teams, programs, and initiatives that drastically reduce the occurrence of security incidents, and raise the morale of teams, departments, and units.

During my 20+ years in the United States Air Force, I’ve developed a reputation as a fixer, by turning underperforming Information Security programs, initiatives, and teams around, thereby working myself into one new challenge after the other.

I specialize in leading the charge in securing organizations by facilitating collaboration among interdependent technical and non-technical teams with the goal of a secured organization in mind. In addition to establishing and overseeing an organization’s Information Security program, I also provide honed expertise in diplomatically leading security professionals in a way that produces outcomes an organization seeks.

I’m highly adept at authoring, translating, and implementing security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures according to national and internationally applicable Risk Management Frameworks such as the: NIST 800 Series (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), International Standards Organization (ISO)’s ISO 27000, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

Ben Nelson