Dr. Fred Kwong has been in the information technology field for the past 15 years-working in education, financial, telecommunication, and insurance sectors. Fred currently works at Delta Dental Plan Associates where he currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. In his role, Fred acts as a thought leader for the Delta Dental member organizations and is working to drive risked-based security within the organization. Before joining Delta Dental Plan Associates, Fred’s work includes the creation of security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures. He has helped build risk-based security programs and has driven security strategy within organizations. With an extensive background in IT technologies, Fred continues to challenge the status quo by providing guidance in security and network architecture creating holistic designs that align to today's threat vectors for organizations. Fred has a passion of combining IT skills with organization development values. His broad range of IT skills has allowed him to view IT from many different paradigms and present them to the business partners in an easy to understand language. Fred servers as an adjunct professor at Benedictine and Roosevelt University teaching courses in international business, organization behavior, project management, and information systems. He holds a Ph.D. from Benedictine University and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University. Fred is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a PCI Professional (PCIP).