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Kevin McDonald

Author, Kevin McDonald is passionate about changing the human condition for the better. For much of the past 20 years, Kevin has dedicated his professional skills and life experience to intervening on vital societal issues. From the prevention of personal and corporate cyber crimes to the eradication of domestic abuse and child pornography, Kevin is recognized as a tireless advocate for those least able to defend themselves.

Kevin is a trusted adviser to some of America’s most influential people. He has served as an adviser to state and federal legislators, members of law enforcement, charitable boards, abuse prevention professionals and many businesses on the issues surrounding technology, cyber crime prevention and recovery, organizational development strategy and more.

Kevin is President and Chief Information Security Officer at Noloki Cyber Defense. Noloki is a division of Irvine-based Alvaka Networks. Kevin is Also EVP at Alvaka Networks. He operates as senior leadership and the Chief security adviser and consultant. The company has grown to become a standard bearer in network management and security and a key partner to some of the industry’s largest manufacturers and organizations.

Kevin is a sought-after adviser, advocate, panelist, writer & speaker.

 

Some Current Positions:

  • Member, FBI – Infragard
  • Member, High Tech Crimes Consortium
  • Member Crime Survivors’ Advisory Council
  • Board Adviser on Technology and Security, WTLC
  • Senior Public Policy and Security Adviser to Dr. Lois Lee
  • Chairman, Orange County Sheriff/Coroner’s Technology Advisory Council (TAC)
  • Member US Secrets Service’s Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (LAECTF)

 

Some Past Positions:

  • Chair, Orange County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors
  • Member, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
  • Chair, District Technology Committee for CA, Assemblyman, Jose Solorio
  • Member, Orange County Science Excellence Committee
  • Senior Board Advisor on public policy and strategy, Web Wise Kids
  • Delegate, Family Online Safety Institute
  • Member, National Board of Directors for (AEA) Tech America
  • Vice Chairman, AeA Orange County and Inland Empire chapter
  • Chairman, Statewide District Legislative Committees
  • Member, National Board of Directors and Chairman of Government Affairs for Web Wise Kids
  • Member California Advisory Board, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Kevin is a life long advocate for children and families, particularly in the area of sexual predator prevention. He is author of the novel, Practically Invisible, a fictional account of the adventure, survival, love and heartache of a group of runaway and throwaway teens that make their home in the woods of Virginia. He has written for and/or been an expert in dozens of articles and several radio and TV interviews.

 

Some news outlets and magazines where Kevin has written articles or done expert interviews:

  • Men’s Health
  • Los Angeles Times
  • OC Register
  • Information Week
  • Network World
  • Computer World
  • Security Products Online
  • CRN Magazine
  • Ecommerce Times
  • Tech News World
  • Search Security
  • St. Lois Dispatch
  • Moms in Miami
  • Parenting Teens Online
  • CBS News 9 Ok. City
  • CBS News 3 San Diego
  • EyeOn Entertainment
  • Information Security
  • Tech Target
  • WRVA 1140 Morning News with Jimmy Barrett

Kevin is the co-producer and host of FACETS Television a human interest interview show that runs on Time Warner and the Internet. Kevin is also an occasional guest host for EyeOn Entertainment. He is a classically trained master goldsmith with over 16,000 hours of work in the design, manufacturing and restoration of fine modern jewelry and antiques.

 

Awards & Recognition:

  • Tech America “2008 Excellence in Government Advocacy”
  • Web Wise Kids “2008 award for Commitment to Children’s Online Safety”
  • Martial Arts Masters’ Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010

Practically Invisible is a Trademark of Kevin B. McDonald all rights reserved 2005