Full Name
Job Title
Chief Information Security Officer
Duke Health
Speaker Bio
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Duke Health, Chuck Kesler leads the organization's Information Security Office, which provides information security services for all Duke University Health System entities, as well as academic departments, centers, and research institutes in Duke’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Chuck is responsible for establishing and managing all aspects of Duke Health's information security program, including security strategy, governance, risk management, security policies, security awareness, vulnerability management, security event monitoring, and incident response.

Chuck Kesler has more than 26 years of progressive experience in IT and information security management. Prior to joining Duke Health in 2011, Kesler served as the senior manager for Symantec Corporation's Security Advisory Services consulting practice in the US. Chuck's previous roles have also included IT management and technical leadership positions with MCNC, which operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), North Carolina State University, and Interpath Communications.

Chuck holds an MBA and B.S. in Physics from North Carolina State University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Project Management Professional (PMP). Kesler also hold multiple ITIL certifications.
Chuck Kesler, CISM, CISSP