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Charles R. Elden is an independent security consultant. He worked most recently at Cigital, where he was a manager and software security consultant with Cigital's Software Security Group. He has experience performing communication and software systems risk analysis and risk management.
Previously, he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years and has worked for more than 11 years in the Directorate of Science and Technology's Office of Technical Services. Charles has extensive experience designing, developing, deploying, and exploiting secure and covert computing and communication systems. He received his M.S. in computer science from George Mason University and his B.S. in computer science/computer engineering from Michigan State University.