As chief information security officer and director of General Dynamics Information Technology’s cyber security services, Nick Leshock is responsible for developing and executing the enterprise information security program to ensure General Dynamics IT and customer information assets are protected while maximizing their availability to enable business growth. Mr. Leshock also supports General Dynamics IT’s cyber solutions strategy and efforts across the company to deliver advanced customer-centric cyber solutions. Mr. Leshock leverages 14 years of cyber security experience leading information assurance programs in the defense and intelligence communities to guide General Dynamics IT’s multi-disciplinary approach to addressing both internal and customer cyber defense challenges.
Prior to joining General Dynamics IT, Mr. Leshock served as the security consulting managing principal at Lucent Technologies where he led the regional expansion of the cyber security team, working closely with wire line and wireless telecommunications industries to secure current and next generation telecommunications, SIP, VoIP and mobile data solutions. Under his leadership, the practice developed numerous information assurance solutions for service provider class converged infrastructures.
Mr. Leshock’s career in the cyber security world includes experience working both IT and cyber operations at some of the most notable organizations around the globe. As a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, he delivered his industry experience while leading operations for the Regional Computer Emergency Response Team defending the Department of Defense Southwest Asia Theater of operations during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He served in various leadership positions over a 13-year career as an Army communications officer, including managing tactical and strategic communications systems and culminating with service as a Presidential Communications Officer for the White House Communications Agency under the Clinton administration.
Mr. Leshock holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the United States Military Academy and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Pennsylvania State University.