DotOrg Foundation Director



Charles P. Pfleeger
DotOrg Foundation
51 Broad Street
Salem, MA

- Ph.D. CS, The Pennsylvania State University
- B.A. with honors in Mathematics, Ohio, Wesleyan University
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional


Snapshot of Relevant Experience

14 Years      Work Within Non-Profit/Non-Commercial Sector
6 Years        Policy Analysis and Development
20 Years     Business Operations
14 Years     Internet Industry Experience




Exodus Communications, Inc
Sterling, VA

Master Security Architect
This company is a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for complex, critical Internet operations. Dr. Pfleeger provides analysis and consulting services for a range of commercial and government customers. His areas of expertise include:

  • threat and vulnerability determination for existing IT installations,
  • design analysis for new sites to identify security requirements and plan for controls to contain risk,
  • analysis of security architectures and recommendation of countermeasures,
  • integration of security techniques during software and systems development,
  • incident detection, analysis, and response,
  • security of operating systems and networks.

He has consulted with vendors on the design of secure systems and with major corporate users on secure use of computer systems.

Arca Systems
Vienna, VA

Senior Computer Scientist

Prior to the acquisition of that company by Exodus. He directed research projects on such topics as malicious code, protocol analysis, and network monitoring.
Trusted Information Systems, Inc. (TIS)
Glenwood, MD

Director of European Operations

Head of its European office in London. He was team leader and chief technical consultant for a UK Ministry of Defence effort that brought together nine major vendors--including Microsoft, IBM, Novell, and Digital--to develop and implement common standards for security functionality in commercial products, leading to secure products that interoperate among major vendors.

He was a member of the author group of the U.S. Federal security evaluation criteria and a co-author of the evaluation criteria for trusted virtual machine architectures. He led activities in secure networking, security analysis in hardware design, secure system architecture, and research into assured service.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Prior to TIS 1988


Computer Science Department. He built the department's program in computer security and software engineering. He was also founder and director of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Sciences, an enrichment program for gifted high school students with interests in the sciences. He was chair of the Chancellor's select task force on computer literacy.
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Washington, DC


Has been a member of the executive council of that committee since 1995.


Lectured throughout the world and published numerous papers and books. His book Security in Computing (the third edtion will be available from Prentice Hall in 2002) is the standard college textbook in computer security. He is the author of other books and articles on technical computer security and computer science topics.