Edward Vasko, CISSP, is the Director of Boise State University’s Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity. He is a successive entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to joining Boise State University, Vasko established and was a Senior Vice President at Avertium, a leading national managed security and consulting provider. Before establishing Avertium, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Terra Verde, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Appointed by Arizona’s governor, Vasko held a Commissioner role in Arizona’s Commission for Post-Secondary Education from 2015 to 2019. He was also appointed as the Co-Chair of Arizona’s Cyber Team (ACT) Workforce Development Committee and was the Industry Co-Chair for the 2019 NICE Conference.