Dr. Roy Balleste is the Director of Information Security for ABH Aerospace. Balleste has taken advantage of technologies, managed policies to achieve the required strategy to support ABH’s operations and achieved objectives. Professor Balleste has concentrated his scholarship in the areas associated with the evolving regulatory challenges of internet governance, cybersecurity law and policy, cybersecurity in outer space, cyber operations, and cyber conflict. He completed his doctorate degree (J.S.D.) in Intercultural Human Rights (analyzing internet governance policy, including its history, actors, and institutions). He was the 2017 recipient of the Nicolas Mateesco Matte Space Law Prize at McGill University. Professor Balleste is a member of the prestigious International Institute of Space Law (IISL).
Professor Balleste was previously head of IT at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (2006-2009), where he collaborated with the university’s CIO and CFO. Balleste also supervised the Media Department at St. Thomas University School of Law (2009-2020). With over 20 years of experience in management, presently, Balleste is a member of the Academic Technology Committee (ATC) of Stetson University. He is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library at Stetson University College of Law. In 2015, Roman and Littlefield published two of his books: Internet Governance: Origins, Current Issues, and Future Possibilities, and Cybersecurity: Human Rights in the Age of Cyberveillance.
Professor Balleste teaches space law and cybersecurity law and policy. In November of 2017, Balleste participated at the United Nations High-level Forum on Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development. In his presentation, Balleste addressed the connection between cybersecurity and satellite communications. Balleste also participated in the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2007 and Vilnius, Lithuania 2010. In October of 2012, Balleste participated—at the invitation of the U.S. Air Force Research Institute—in the second cyberpower conference at the Maxwell’s Officer Training School.
Dr. Balleste is expected to receive his M.S. in Cybersecurity from Norwich University in August 2021. Balleste earned a certificate in cybersecurity (the intersection of policy and technology) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education, and a certificate in blockchain strategy from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.