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Ole Villadsen

Ole Villadsen

Job Title: Cyber Threat Analyst
Place of Employment: IBM Security
SIS Graduation Year: 2015
Term Ends: 2021


MS, Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2015
MA, National Security Studies, Georgetown University
BA, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia


Ole Villadsen has over 25 years of experience with researching, analyzing, managing, and presenting information.  He is presently a Cyber Threat Analyst for IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS), where he is responsible for investigating, modeling, and analyzing cyber threat activity.  Previously, Ole was appointed to the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the research liaison for cybersecurity, where he assisted students, faculty and staff with their research on cybersecurity topics, managed the selection of cybersecurity resources, and conducted research on topics related to cybersecurity and information science.  Ole began his career as a US Navy officer where he supported US and Coalition combat operations in the Middle East and Balkans.  He later served for over 15 years in the federal government in a variety of roles, including analyst, team leader, program manager, and tradecraft instructor.