Peter Fonash

CTO

Option3Ventures LLC

Currently Dr Fonash is CTO for Options3Ventures.  Prior to that position he was Professor & Associate Director of the Cybersecurity Engineering Program at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering and Director of the Executive Masters in Secure Information Systems (MSIS) program.

 As a long-time Senior Executive Service member in the Federal Government, he held many critical positions in the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security -- the last position being CTO of the DHS Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) organization.  Dr Fonash was also Deputy Manager of the National Communications System where he was responsible leading recover of communications after national disasters, for developing and operating nationwide emergency communication systems as well as serving as Executive Secretary for the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.  Dr Fonash received his Ph.D from George Mason’s Engineering School and has MBA, MS and BSEE degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.