Dr. Charles Pak


Personal Bio

Dr. Charles Pak earned his doctoral degree in Information Security from Nova Southeastern University, a MS in Network Security from Capitol College, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He has taught Information Systems (IS) courses for over 25 years as an IS practitioner and professor. He has managed U.S. Federal Government data centers for over 20 years, including personnel. He has designed, tested, implemented, and maintained many of these enterprise network sites (largest in the world) that encompasses distributed sites across the U.S. as well as the international sites. He has managed state-of-the art systems for military and federal government missions for which he was deployed.

His research topics include Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), PKI, Cyber Counter Terrorism, and Risk Assessment & Management. He has published several research papers in Information Security. As a practitioner, he holds several industry certifications: CISM, CRISC, CISSP, ITIL, SSCP, MCSE, MCT, and CCNA.

Education History

  • PhD Information Security, Nova Southeastern University

Work Experience

Senior Cyber Security Solution Architect, General Dynamics


Pak, C. (March, 2014). Resolving the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Puzzle. The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. p. 2, Retrieved March 5, 2014, from: http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=node/12350
Pak, C. (2011). Near real-time risk assessment using hidden Markov models. Nova Southeastern University, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,ISBN:9781124992945.
Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2010). Risk Forecast Using Hidden Markov Models. Research in Information Technology, ACM, SIGITE, 7(2), 4-15.
Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2009). Asset Priority Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models, ACM SIGITE’09, 65-73, October 2009 – (Ranked as one of the highest by the conference’s peer reviewers and received an invitation for submission to the next issue of Research in IT)
Pak, C. (2008). The Near Real Time Statistical Asset Priority Driven Risk Assessment Methodology (NRTSAPD), ACM SIGITE’08, 105-112, June 2008
ACM SIGITE 2008 SIGITE Conference Paper Reviewer
ACM SIGITE 2009 SIGITE Conference Paper Reviewer
ACM SIGITE 2010 SIGITE Conference Paper Reviewer
Information Security Journal (ISC2): A Global Perspective, Paper reviewer.

Honors and Awards

  • Master's in Network Security with GPA=4.0 from Capitol Technology University (2006)

Professional Organizations