Chuck Benson , MS

Director of IoT Risk Mitigation Strategy, University of Washington , Seattle , Washington

Chuck Benson is the Director of IoT Risk Mitigation Strategy at the University of Washington. He has been at the University for over 15 years with experience in facilities IT, healthcare IT, and central IT. He has testified before the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission on IoT risk mitigation for institutions and cities, chaired university task forces on IoT Systems risk mitigation, and has provided national leadership by chairing a national task force on IoT systems risk management for Internet2 for Higher Ed institutions across the country. Chuck has written multiple articles, has been interviewed for articles, has blogged for several years on the topic at and is a contributing author on IoT Systems in the book, “Creating, Analysing, and Sustaining Smart Cities – A Systems Perspective.” He has a book on IoT Systems Manageability with publisher Taylor and Francis being released Summer 2019. Chuck is also a member of the University of Washington’s drone policy working group, has an electrical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, and an MS computer science degree from Eastern Washington University. He is also a former Marine Corps Captain and helicopter pilot.