Digital Protection Expert/Educator/Researcher

Dr. Kellep Charles (@kellepc) is the creator and Executive Editor of (@SecurityOrb), an information security & privacy knowledge-based website with the mission to share and raise awareness of the motives, tools and tactics of the black-hat community, and provide best practices and counter measures against malicious events.

Dr. Charles has appeared and made regular contributions to local media outlets such as PGCTV, WPGC 95.5 FM,, WPFW 89.3 and the to discuss technology, security, and privacy matters.

Dr. Charles works as a government contractor in the Washington, DC area as an Information Security Analyst with over 15 years of experience in the areas of incident response, computer forensics, security assessments, malware analyst and security operations.

Dr. Charles completed his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol Technology University with a concentration in Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Human Computer Interaction Security (HCISec).  He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University.

He has serves as an Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University in their Computer Science & Cybersecurity department. His industry certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), National Security Agency – INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (NSA-IAM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library version 3 (ITILv3) to name a few.