Dr George Proeller is an independent cybersecurity consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the Military, Government, Industry, Academia, and Public Service as a Principal Engineer, Program Manager, Mentor and Educator.
Dr Proeller specializes in Lifecycle Cybersecurity and Safety with a focus on the Internet of Things/Everything, Intelligent Transport Systems and Smart Cities. He has lived, and worked, in the United States, Republic of Türkiye, Peru and Colombia and has been recognized for his Technical Contributions to Computing with selection as a Computer Society Distinguished Contributor.
George is a Senior member of the IEEE, Distinguished Visitor of the Computer Society and has served at chapter level, the Membership and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) as Distinguished Visitors Program Chair, Distinguished Contributor Program Chair, Vice Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee and MGAB Representative to the Board of Governors.
Outside of the Computer Society, he is a Distinguished Fellow of ISSA (Information System Security Association), Inductee into ISSA Hall of Fame and recipient of the President’s Award for Public Service, He has twice served as a member of the ISSA International Board of Directors and is a Distinguished Alumni award recipient and Member of the Wall of Fame of the Colorado Technical University. He chaired the committee responsible for developing and deploying the CompTIA Security+ Certification Program for which he received the CompTIA Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership.
George received his BS from King’s College, MS from the University of Southern California and Doctorate in Computer Science (DSc) from the Colorado Technical University.