Faculty: Aaron Hughes

Hughes 150 v2Aaron Hughes is the Vice President for Information Security and Risk Management at Capital One. In this role he is responsible for setting the strategic direction for divisional leadership around cybersecurity, threat awareness, and risk mitigation.

He is also the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In this position he was responsible for the development and implementation of cyber policies, strategies, and plans for the Department of Defense.

Prior to his appointment with the DoD he was a Vice President with In-Q-Tel in Arlington, VA. During his 7 years with the firm he held a variety of roles culminating with leadership of all Intelligence Community engagement, outreach, and strategic relationships. Additionally he assisted in the formulation of investment priorities and technology identification for key IQT customers.

He has over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of positions including management, technology development, and strategy consulting for government, commercial, and military/intelligence customers. Early in his career, Mr. Hughes was a technologist working for both Lockheed Martin and AppNet/Commerce One on product development, software engineering, network security, and wireless/mobile applications.

In addition to his full-time civilian employment, Mr. Hughes is a member of the Maryland Air National Guard working the Cyber Operations mission for the USAF and USCYBERCOM.

Received BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virgina, MS in Telecommunication and Computers from George Washington University, and MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

GCIH and GSEC Certified


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