Vice President of Education and Training, NineTwelve Institute

Douglas Rapp, CISM is a cybersecurity catalyst. Throughout his career, you will find him squarely at the center of countless firsts. These include writing the first State level cyber incident response plan, leading the Crit-Ex National Exercise, establishing the Region 5 Cyber Protection Team, and establishing Indiana’s first Cyber Working Group which later evolved into both the Indiana Cybersecurity Executive Council and the Cyber Leadership Alliance. Doug has served as the Advisor to the State of Indiana for Cybersecurity and authored Indiana’s Cybersecurity Economic Development Plan. He has started, scaled, and pivoted cybersecurity businesses and served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Purdue University. Doug currently works for the NineTwelve Institute and works at the convergence of industry, academia, government on the edge of emerging technologies. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in information security, policy, and ethics at Purdue University. Doug is a published author, international speaker, and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity workforce development. A decorated combat Veteran, his greatest accomplishments are having raised two amazing children and having been trusted with America’s sons and daughters.