Ken DesForges

DesForgesKen Desforges, is currently the Director Information Systems for the City of Diamond Bar, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty and a Course Developer/Reviewer for the IT & Cybersecurity program at Excelsior College, Albany NY.

He is an accomplished executive with over 17 years Information Technology (IT) management experience and notable success directing a broad range of IT initiatives for the public sector and private Hi-tech & Healthcare organizations. His strong on-line and e-government background includes experience designing and implementing Information Security solutions and programs while meeting regulatory compliance and contractual standards, i.e. HIPPA, PCI-DSS, etc.

DesForges is an Excelsior College graduate with a BSIT degree and a Masters Degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University, Northfield, VT. His professional credentials, include: CISSP-ISSMP, PMP, CCNA-Secuirty, MCSE-Security, Security+, DoD Directive 8570.1M – IATIII, IAMIII, IASAEII, CND-A, CND-AU, CND-IS, CND-IR, CND-SP Manager, INFOSEC, CISA, CISM, and CEH/CNDA.

Areas of interest include: designing and implementing policies, procedures and solutions, cost effective security, and maximization of return on investment for public and private organizations.