Jason Kichen is the Director of Security Strategy at The DigiTrust Group, a Los Angeles-based security services firm. Prior to The DigiTrust Group, Jason worked in senior positions at and advised a number of security startups. This commercial sector work came after nearly 15 years at the Department of Defense and in the US Intelligence Community as an expert in cyber & technical operations. He was responsible for the design and execution of complex operations all over the world and has extensive experience interacting with the most senior levels of the United States government. He has been awarded two Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations amongst many other awards and commendations bestowed upon him by the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and various federal contractors. He has an undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Maryland and currently resides amongst the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest.