2023 Tech Leaders: Ben Finke of OnDefend
OnDefend Co-Founder/CTO Ben Finke selected as one of the 2023 Jacksonville tech leaders of the year.Read
Mr. Finke brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of cybersecurity, making him an invaluable addition to the university’s efforts in fostering cybersecurity education and innovation.
The Jacksonville University Center of Cybersecurity is dedicated to addressing the rising demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals by producing highly qualified graduates, providing top-notch training and certification programs, and establishing itself as a hub for innovation in cybersecurity research and teaching. The Department of Computing Science offers Bachelor of Science majors in Computing Science and Cybersecurity, along with minors in Computing Science and Cybersecurity.
As a member of the Advisory Board, Ben Finke will play a crucial role in shaping the mission and objectives of the Center of Cybersecurity and the Department of Computing Science. His responsibilities include contributing to the ongoing evaluation of the mission statement, reviewing and evaluating undergraduate programs’ curriculum, and providing insights into the expected core competencies of graduates.
Furthermore, Mr. Finke’s role will involve creating a demand for graduates through internships, co-op positions, and permanent positions. Additionally, he will work to increase the visibility of the Cybersecurity and Computing Science Programs locally, statewide, and regionally.
Ben Finke, OnDefend’s lead security assessor, brings a diverse skill set to the Advisory Board. With expertise in penetration testing, web application security, vulnerability management, and compliance assessments, Mr. Finke serves as a security architect and manager of OnDefend’s security operations practice. His commitment to sharing and collaboration, coupled with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, has positioned him as a thought leader in the industry.
Finke joins a list of cybersecurity industry leaders including, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) supervisory protective security advisor Dr. Kirby Wedekind, AMCS Group chief enterprise architect Evan Schwartz, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisory special agent Paul Magnusson, and NLP Logix co-founder and CIO Matt Berseth.
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