Mr. Drew Buchanan, Chief Technology Officer of Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc. (AKI), leads AKI’s vision to provide secure, innovative, and adaptive technical solutions that embrace advances in technology while reducing risk.
Mr. Buchanan has 23 years of experience implementing technical and programmatic controls that reduce business risk. In 2013 Mr. Buchanan was given the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence for his contributions in the field of risk management. He has led security engineering efforts for hundreds of complex mission systems that require zero down-time and the highest possible data confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards. Mr. Buchanan has performed hundreds of cyber risk assessments and is a thought leader in the field of all-hazards risk management. He is the lead developer of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) RMLE 2000 risk management course and an instructor for the DRII Cyber Resilience Course.
Mr. Buchanan holds a MA in Intelligence Studies – Cyber with Honors distinction from American Military University and holds several cyber security and business continuity certifications. Mr. Buchanan is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and has served as a technical mentor for the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program.