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Charles Hobson

Department of Defense
CND Manager
Mr. Charles Hobson currently serves as an Operational Mission Lead in the National Security Agency’s Cyber Security Operations. In this role, Mr. Hobson manages the tactical and strategic mitigation of Nation-State Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that seek to conduct cyber operations against the US and its allies, and leads operational teams conducting Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO). Since joining the U.S. Intelligence Community in 2013, Mr. Hobson has worked tirelessly to improve the cyber security posture of the United States Government, and defend it in cyberspace. As an undergraduate student at Bowie State University (BSU), a Historically Black College/University located in Bowie, MD. Mr. Hobson recognized the need for diversity in cyber security and to fulfill this need he founded and led the BSU Cyber Club. The BSU Cyber Club was established to provide students with relevant on the job training and operational experiences to complement their academic studies.