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 Andrew  Hacker

Andrew Hacker Cyber Security Expert in Residence

Professor Andrew J. Hacker is the Cybersecurity Expert In Residence at Harrisburg University and Founder/CEO of The Thought Network Blockchain.

The Thought Network Blockchain unlocks the knowledge potential of the world’s data by creating an insight layer on the Internet enabling better management the world’s data with a global data defined processing and artificial intelligence network. The Thought Network is a solution enabling architecture with a full developer ecosystem that uses “Smart Data” automata to build fully decentralized and distributed big data analytics and AI models.

At Harrisburg University and Thought Network, Mr. Hacker is building an innovative technology called Data Defined Computing that will enable Smart Data, Smart Cities, secure IoT, and the new data economy. Data Defined Computing enhances the business value of information by creating an infrastructure for intelligent data that “understands” its context. Thought’s patented Smart Data and Active Data Transformation Fabric brings the next generation of data interaction, security, ownership, privacy, analytics, and artificial intelligence to the Digital Universe. Mr Hacker holds a US patent for Smart Data and transformation fabric.

Mr. Hacker is the former Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where for 6 years, he supported the Enterprise Information Security Office in managing information security, guiding State Agency CISOs and Executives, interacting with State and Federal partners, and protecting citizen data and government systems and operations. He played a major role in creating enterprise security strategies, standards and policies, enhancing overall application security, and was responsible for risk management and compliance across the commonwealth.

Publications in Network World, Information Week, Help Net Security.
Certifications: CISSP, ISSAP, PCI QSA (former), CTGA, CGCIO 

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