Adam Firestone is Executive Vice President, Engineering for Secure Channels, Inc. and President of Secure Channels Government Solutions, Inc. In these roles, he leads the design, engineering and implementation of advanced encryption solutions that positively impact organizations’ cybersecurity in areas including authentication and authorization, data loss prevention, data security, real time communications security, industrial control system security and identity management, among others. Mr. Firestone has more than 20 years of experience in the security, defense, intelligence and government contracting industries. During this time, Mr. Firestone has provided policy guidance and executive leadership and routinely conceived and led security, Cloud, service oriented architecture (SOA) and other complex system and system of systems engineering and design efforts. He has led a cybersecurity organization, designing and marketing solutions specifically for United States government (USG) customers. He led the defense and federal subsidiary of a global Cloud-native middleware company where he designed advanced technology solutions for the challenges faced by the military, intelligence and government organizations. Mr. Firestone has a patented invention for ensuring multilevel data security. Additionally, Mr. Firestone is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in systems engineering and technology management. He graduated from Yale University, is a former United States Army officer, and also possesses a legal background, holding a Juris Doctorate, and having practiced law in New York.