Jacob Benjamin

Principal Industrial Consultant

Jacob Benjamin is a Principal Industrial Consultant, at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. In this role, Jacob assists the professional services teams in conducting network and vulnerability assessments.

Prior to joining Dragos, Jacob was a nuclear cybersecurity researcher at Idaho National Laboratory and a nuclear cybersecurity specialist for Duke Energy. Over the last ten years, Jacob has performed a variety of cyber-related tasks at many domestic and international critical infrastructures. Mr. Benjamin has substantial experience developing cybersecurity programs for nuclear power plants as well as performing cybersecurity risk assessments for critical digital assets, systems, and networks within industrial environments. 

Mr. Benjamin has provided his expertise for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, the offices of International Nuclear Security (INS) and Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA), as well as nuclear security division of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mr. Benjamin is an author on a several cybersecurity research publications and has presented at various industry conferences. He is currently a PhD candidate with the University of Idaho and is expecting to graduate in May 2020. 

Formal Education

  • B.S. Computer Science
  • M.S. Cybersecurity
  • Ph.D. Computer Science*



  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


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