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Chuck Easttom, Ph.D., CISSP

Dr. Chuck Easttom is the author of 28 books, including several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography. His books are used at over 60 universities. He has also authored scientific papers on digital forensics, cyber warfare, cryptography, and applied mathematics. He is an inventor with 19 computer science patents. He holds a Doctor of Science in cyber security (dissertation topic: a study of lattice-based cryptographic algorithms for post quantum computing) and three master's degrees (one in applied computer science, one in education, and one in systems engineering).  In addition to his current education, he is pursuing additional graduate degrees. He is currently working on a second doctorate in a bit different field, bio-engineering and nanotechnology (dissertation topic "The effects of nonlinear dynamics on nanotechnology and bioengineering"), due to complete summer 2020. He is simultaneously working on a Masters in Nuclear Power from Thomas Edison State University and a third doctorate in applied mathematics and computing from the University of Portsmouth.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the ACM as well as a member of IACR (International Association of Cryptological Research) and INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering). He is also a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery). and a frequent speaker at conferences. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences.  He also currently holds 55 industry certifications (CISSP, CASP, CEH,  CHFI, etc.) He frequently serves as an expert witness in computer related court cases. He volunteers with Operation Underground Railroad providing forensic training to law enforcement officers all over the world to aid them in combating human trafficking. You can find out more about Dr. Easttom at