Biography

Henry Jong-Hyeon Lee is Vice President of Security R&D at Samsung Mobile, a division of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., where he is responsible for product-related security for mobile, IoT and computing devices. Prior to his current position, Henry worked for the Province of British Columbia, Canada, where he served in various information security positions including Director of Information Security for the Ministry of Justice and Senior Manager of Information Security Program for the Office of the Provincial CIO, where he worked on developing and managing the Information Security Program and the corporate Information Security Policy for the Government of British Columbia.

Prior to joining the Government of British Columbia, Dr. Lee was a co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (2000-2003) and Chief Technology Officer (2003-2006) of FILOSAFE Corporation, a Vancouver-based software vendor providing secure collaboration suites; a founder and CEO (1995-1999) of SOFTFORUM Inc., a specialized software house in computer security, that had its initial public offering in 2001; and a researcher (1997-1998) at Cambridge University Computer Laboratory. He had also worked as Senior Member of Research Staff in CDMA Mobile Communications Division at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (1991-1996).

Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Sogang University. His studies then took him to POSTECH where he completed his Master of Science. After working in a large telecommunication research center for five years, his research interest brought him to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he completed his Ph.D. in computer science.

Dr. Lee is a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering, registered in British Columbia, Canada. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada. He is a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery and professional member of IEEE/Computer Society.

Dr. Lee has published books, papers and technical reports in Information Security, Cryptography, Software Engineering, Mobile Communications and Mathematics. He also led and participated in the development of various policies and standards in the government of British Columbia.

Dr. Lee holds various certificates in information technology, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation, and Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) Chartered Foundation (SCF). He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

His current research interests include information security, advanced research program management, risk management, and volatility.

Links: My home at the University of Victoria