Edward Ankers is the Vice President of Corporate Security for NTT Global Data Centers Americas. Mr. Ankers leads the security team responsible for the oversight of our security design, shipping and receiving, and physical security control encompassing over 2 million square feet of infrastructure. He has built a world-class network of industry peers, state and federal emergency personnel, and security providers.
Throughout his twenty-year career in law enforcement, Edward, served as a hostage negotiator, Major Crimes Detective, and finished as the commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit. He has used innovative methods to secure buildings, campuses, and the people and assets contained in them. He has directed community security programs, helped design correctional institutions, and engineered the security systems for several data centers.
Edward has been referenced as an industry expert and spearheaded a partnership with federal agencies to have data centers categorized as critical infrastructure. He also created a security working group for Ashburn data centers. The group includes security professionals from utilities, emergency services, law enforcement, and of course, data centers.