Charles Hudson joined Comcast Cable in 2011 and serves as the company’s Executive Director of National Governance, Risk and Compliance. Hudson leads the information security strategy, as well as the policy, standards, risk management processes and technologies to ensure that information and infrastructure assets are adequately protected. Hudson oversees all aspects of Comcast’s security architecture and testing practices, including pre- and post-production activities. Hudson’s role also includes growing the company’s governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) capabilities and transforming its reactive, technologically-focused approach into a proactive, risk-based program. Hudson also acts as a business advisor and security expert to assist in driving business growth and establishing Comcast’s security services and offerings for Comcast Cable’s Internet Information Services (IIS) group.

Hudson also serves as the Governance Committee Chair for the Comcast Security Innovation Center (CSI). This group combines Comcast Cable’s real-world experiences with the expertise of researchers within the University of Connecticut’s Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering. This team develops robust detection systems and analytical tools to ensure that computer chips and other hardware components vital to Internet broadband systems are shielded from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and faulty or counterfeit parts. Recently, Hudson joined the University Of Connecticut as Professor of Practice, teaching, educating and mentoring the next generation of Security professionals. As part of his efforts, the first annual CyberSeed national Security Awareness and Challenge week will be held at the University with 50 teams competing with students from high school to post graduate studies for a chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes.

Prior to Comcast, Hudson was Chief Information Security Officer for Wilmington Trust. He oversaw the organization’s security operations and was challenged with developing his staff in a rapidly-changing environment, implementing strategic security programs, addressing global security challenges, and leading vendor negotiations.