Robert Lentz

President & CEO, Cyber Security Strategies

Robert F. Lentz is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance (CIIA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer. Mr. Lentz served as the first Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Defense (DoD), was Chair of the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council, principal member of the Presidential Sub-Committee on National Security Systems and member of the DoD CIO Executive Council. He is currently a partner in the Security Innovation Network (SINet), a senior cyber advisor to University of Maryland University College and serves on the Board of Directors of FireEye, LogRhythm, and Sypris Solutions. He received the NSA Resource Manager of the Year Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Award, Presidential Rank Award and “Federal 100” award. Lentz also received the prestigious Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the “Top 20” Excellence.gov Award. In 2008, Mr. Lentz was named Information Security Government Executive of the Year for the Middle Atlantic Region, culminating as the North American Executive of the Year. Additionally Lentz was the recipient of the RSA award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices and SANS Cyber Security Leader of the year.