Meet The Expert


Chief Information Security Officer

Don Boian is an accomplished technology leader and award-winning information security expert with more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Hound Labs, Don was a security leader and Chief Information Security Officer at a large regional bank. Spending 30 years at the National Security Agency (NSA), he held many leadership positions, including Associate Deputy Director for TechSIGINT and Ground Capabilities, Chief Mission Control Capabilities, Technical Director for the Chief of Operations US CYBERCOM, Signals Intelligence Directorate Cyber Lead, TAO Director of Operations, and Chief of the Remote Operations Center. Don retired as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive, working both offensive and defensive cyber operations. He continues to be a cybersecurity consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Active in the cybersecurity community, Don also currently serves on boards of the National Technology Security Coalition, Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Ohio Cyber Women, 4Privacy, and the Columbus Chapter of Cyversity.

Don’s blogs will focus on ways companies can implement a robust risk management and information security strategy to protect themselves, their customers, and partners from cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

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The Implications of Cannabis Use for Security-Sensitive Positions

Organizational risk management of security-sensitive roles is an emerging pillar for cyber-related teams, but mitigation strategies should extend throughout a company’s workforce.


Expanding Safety-Sensitive Roles to Address Cyberattacks

In today’s digital business environment, you don’t need to operate heavy machinery to represent a risk that can jeopardize business continuity.


How Current World Events May Impact Your Cybersecurity

In his latest Security Snapshot, Hound Labs’ CISO Don Boian discusses ways to reduce cyber risks as world events could impact the business continuity of organizations across all industries.

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Six Steps Healthcare Organizations Can Take to Mitigate Cyberattacks

Our Security Snapshot series will feature tips from Hound Labs’ CISO Don Boian on ways to reduce threats to business continuity due to cyber risks.