Mark Lester

Mark Lester
Chief Information Security Officer, South Carolina Ports Authority

Mark Lester, information security manager for the SC Ports Authority, is a graduate of The Citadel and a former U.S. Air Force Officer with 20 years of Department of Defense contracting experience on data integration, business process modeling, and cybersecurity projects. A fully qualified navy validator, he serves on The Citadel’s cybersecurity industry advisory board and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Career Academy advisory board. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, (ISC)2 CISSP, and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED).