Kevin R. Powers

Founder and Director, Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program, Boston College; Assistant Professor of the Practice, Boston College Law School and Carroll School of Management at Boston College
Kevin R. Powers


J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Summary of Experience

Professor Powers specializes in data privacy and cybersecurity policy and law. In his work, he draws on more than 20 years of combined legal, business, data privacy and security, national security, law enforcement, military, and academic experience. Professor Powers has served as an analyst and attorney for the US Department of Justice, the US Navy, the US Department of Defense, and a number of law firms, and as general counsel for an international software company. He regularly consults to government and private entities on data privacy and security programs; cybersecurity audits and assessments; cybersecurity strategies, risk, compliance, and frameworks; incident planning and response; and government investigations. Professor Powers created and oversees courses and certificates for Boston College’s graduate cybersecurity programs, including the Data Privacy: GDPR & HIPAA professional certificate program, and the Cybersecurity Policy: Privacy and Legal Requirements course. He is a member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council and has provided expert commentary regarding cybersecurity, data privacy, and national security concerns for a wide variety of media outlets. Prior to joining Boston College, Professor Powers taught courses at the US Naval Academy. Previously, he was the panel lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Professor Powers is a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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