Mr. Kirby Wedekind
Supervisory Protective Security Advisor – FL | NC | SC
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)


Kirby Wedekind serves as the Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor for northeast Florida.  He is responsible for outreach, engagement, and coordination with the local critical infrastructure community, including private industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, to reinforce cybersecurity, physical security, and resilience initiatives.  Mr. Wedekind is a Jacksonville native who previously served for 10 years in the US Marines with combat deployments to Iraq (2009), Afghanistan (2011-2012), and with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (2016).  He holds a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, an Executive Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Emergency and Disaster Management, and recently defended his doctoral dissertation in Defence and Security with Cranfield University (UK).