Dr. Kellep Charles

Dr. Kellep Charles



Dr. Kellep Charles (@kellepc) completed his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol Technology University.  He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Dr. Charles worked as a government contractor in the Washington, DC area as an information security analyst for over 20 years in the areas of incident response, computer forensics, security assessments, malware analysis, and security operations.

He is the creator and executive editor of SecurityOrb.com (@SecurityOrb), an information security & privacy knowledge-based website with the mission to share and raise awareness of the motives, tools, and tactics of the black-hat community, and provide best practices and countermeasures against malicious events.

Dr. Charles has appeared and made regular contributions to local media outlets such as PGCTV, WPGC 95.5 FM, Politc365.com, WPFW 89.3, and Examiner.com to discuss technology, security, and privacy matters.

He has served as an adjunct professor at Capitol Technology University since 2001in their computer science & cybersecurity departments. His industry certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), National Security Agency – INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (NSA-IAM), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library version 3 (ITILv3) among others.

Dr. Charles serves as a professor, Director of Cyber Labs, and Director of Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) for Capitol Technology University’s Cybersecurity department. He is Chair of Cybersecurity programs at the university.