John has over 33 years of Information Technology experience. For the last 13 years he has focused his efforts in the Information Security realm.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. He also holds C|CISO and CISSP certifications. John is active in several Information Security organizations including ISSA (Senior Member), Infragard, Higher Ed Southeastern Round Table and Treasury Institute.
John is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Samford University in Birmingham AL. Samford is a 175 year old Christian University that has 5,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff.
Some of his accomplishments include IDS/IPS/SIEM implementation, Workstation Full Disk Encryption, Email Encryption, Centralized Logging, developing a GRC Framework, 2 factor authentication implementation, and removal of workstation admin rights.