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Jerald Dawkins, PH.D.

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Jerald Dawkins is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp. (NASDAQ:CISO), an industry leader as a managed cybersecurity and compliance provider, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dawkins currently holds three (3) patents for network gateway messaging systems and methods, systems and methods for tokenization to support pseudonymization of sensitive data, and sevices, systems and methods for tokenizing sensitive information. Utilizing the concepts of these patents, he has founded and exited several cybersecurity companies, including True Digital Security and TokenEx, LLC, both based in Oklahoma. (True Digital Security was acquired by Cerberus Sentinel in January 2022.)

Additionally, Dawkins has secured millions of dollars in over twenty-five (25) federal and industry research grants for cyber security research, in addition to having served as a cybersecurity advisor for Department of Homeland Security Inter-Agency Board supporting the First Responder community. As a tireless advocate for technological and skills development, Jerry has also held numerous board positions supporting STEM education and actively advices the technology innovation community in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jerry’s elite combination of security and technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a thought leader in the field of information security and cyber resilience. 

Dawkins received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and his Master of Science degree from The University of Tulsa. His PhD dissertation, also from The University of Tulsa, focused on heuristics for scalable compound exposure analysis.