Derek Kernus, Director of Cybersecurity Operations, leads a team of cybersecurity professionals focused on helping federal contractors and other businesses build or remediate their cybersecurity programs to meet compliance requirements. In his role, he seeks growth opportunities in emerging technologies, enhances DTS’ use of technology solutions, and monitors the company’s own compliance. His insights benefit clients needing process improvement, technology transformation, and fractional CIO support.

Mr. Kernus has a strong background in IT and Cybersecurity as well as government compliance. Before joining DTS, he was a successful regional manager for several strategic technology firms. Mr. Kernus’s leadership abilities were awarded the William and Mary Cypher Award and he served on the Executive Board for MBAA and the MBA Student Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration from William and Mary’s School of Business, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Cloud Security Professional certifications from ISC2.