Dr. Ron Martin
Professor of Practice, CPP, CPOICritical Infrastructure
Dr. Ron Martin is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University, specializing in the functional areas of Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, Identity, Credential, and Access Management.
Dr. Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He serves on the board of directors for many profit and nonprofit organizations, such as the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2887 - Zero Trust Security Working Group (ZTSWG) as Vice Chair. He is a voting member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization (ISO), which works to develop and articulate the U.S. position by ensuring public and private sector stakeholder involvement. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Zero-Trust/ Software Defined Perimeter Expert’s Working Group and the Security Industry Association Standards Committee.
Dr. Martin retired from the U.S. Army in 1999. While on active duty, he served as Military Comptroller, Provost Marshal, Security Manager, and a Doctrine Literature Writer and Instructor. He retired from his service with the U.S. Government in 2011. During his Federal Service, he served with the Department of Commerce and the Department of Health and Human Services as Program Director for the development and implementation of their Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Programs. In between his tours of Federal Service, he also served as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia for five years. Dr. Martin was a member of the Federal Identity, Credentialing, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap Development Team, providing FICAM Subject Matter Expertise, advice, and assistance to Federal agencies and organizations engaged in Identity Credentialing activities. Dr. Martin is a former member of ASIS International’s Commission on Standards & Guidelines Commission. Recently, he has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist.
PhD, Technology, Capitol Technology University
MS, Management, Frostburg State University
BS, Police and Public Administration, George Mason University
AAS, Police Science, Northern VA Community College
Peer Reviewed Publications
Martin, R. (2019). Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management: Critical infrastructure protection (CIP). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland.
Martin, R. (2019). Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management: Critical Infrastructure: Commercial facilities sector, (CFS). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland.
Martin, R. (2019). Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management: Critical infrastructure: Government facilities sector, (GFS). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland.
Martin, R. (2023). Securing the Nation’s Critical Infrastructures. p 179. CRC Press.
Current Professional Working Groups
Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)
Member, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Zero Trust Architecture Community of Interest
Member, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Development Team
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Development Team for Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) Standard
Specialist, Dept. of State Fulbright Specialist Program, Term: 2/2023 through 2/2026