Ben Joelson

Principal, Head Of Security Risk & Resilience at Chertoff Group

Ben Joelson is currently the Principal and Head of Security Risk & Resilience at The Chertoff Group. Ben is also the President at the International Defense & Aerospace Group, Inc. as well as a Board Member and Senior Advisor. Ben has a background in security, risk management, and defense, with experience in leading teams and managing operations. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master's degree in Homeland Security from Penn State University, and has also studied at the United States Military Academy at West Point.



  • Principal, Head Of Security Risk & Resilience

    January 1, 2024 - present

  • Managing Director, Security Risk & Resilience

    October, 2021

  • Senior Director

    January, 2019

  • Director, Risk Management and Strategic Advisory Services

    January, 2018

  • Senior Associate, Risk Management and Security Services

    July, 2016

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