Robert Olsen


Cyber Risk and Information Security

Washington, DC +1.443.948.6812

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As director of information security, Robert Olsen and his team focus on proactive cyber security risk management solutions organizations can implement to strengthen their information security posture. Olsen is a highly skilled professional with more than 20 years of experience in operations, information technology, engineering, and finance. Formerly, he was the co-founder and chief executive officer at COMPASS Cyber Security, where he was responsible for the daily operations and strategic direction of the organization. In this position, he was recognized as one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs by the Daily Record.

Prior to COMPASS, Olsen was the co-founder and CEO of North Star Group. He also served as vice president of program management, information technology, and corporate services at Broadwing Communications, where he managed network infrastructure, corporate acquisition integration, product development, customer implementation, corporate quality, and strategic initiatives on a national scale.

MS, Information and Telecommunication Systems, Johns Hopkins University
MBA, Johns Hopkins University
BS, Liberal Arts, Towson, University
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Certified HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
Membership and Activity Information
Adjunct Professor for cyber security at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Board Member on the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Board Member on the Dean's Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering’s Information Security Institute

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