Full Name
Charles J. Kolodgy
Job Title
Accelerated Strategies Group
Speaker Bio
CHARLES J. KOLODGY is a security strategist, visionary, forecaster, educator, historian, and advisor. He has been involved in the cyber security field for over 25 years. He identifies market trends and concentrates on application security, encryption, and the human element. Presently he is Principal at Security Mindsets LLC, an Analyst for Accelerated Strategies Group, and an Adjunct Professor at Rivier University.

His views and understanding of information and computer security were shaped during his years at the National Security Agency. During that time he held a variety of analyst and managerial positions. Following NSA was a research vice president covering security markets for IDC and then a senior security strategist for IBM Security.

Over the years he has identified market trends and authored numerous documents to explain market realities. He has spoken at many security conferences and events, including the RSA Conference, CIO Conference, CEIG, and IANS and been widely quoted in the press. He is best known for naming and defining the Unified Threat Management (UTM) market which continues to be one of the strongest cyber security markets with vendor revenue of $3 billion per year. He has been a leading analyst on application security, encryption, and the human element.

He regularly writes articles posted at SecurityBoulevard.com. He sits on advisory boards for a number of companies.
Charles holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Charles J. Kolodgy