Alex Kent


About Alex Kent

Dr. Alex Kent is the Director of Cybersecurity Engineering within Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division, a new position he has held since February 2018. Previously, Alex was the Technical Director and Senior Solution Architect for operational IT and cyber security at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Other previous assignments include the science advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, senior manager for IT operations at Los Alamos, and the director and creator of Los Alamos' cybersecurity R&D organization centered on solving current and forward-looking cyber problems for the Nation. His expertise spans operational IT and cyber security management at scale, national leadership on cyber security policy, as well as research in cyber security and data analytics with a substantial history of peer-reviewed publications and patents. Alex holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the New Mexico Tech and an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico.