As Chief Information Security Officer, John drives the strategic planning and policy to deliver a mature information security and risk management program, ensuring the protection of employees and customers.
John is a seasoned information security leader with expertise in developing information security programs. Most recently, John was the Director of Information Security for Carbon Black (acquired by VMWare), where he led the security engineering and threat operations teams. Prior to Carbon Black, John established the security operations program as Head of Information Security for Cognex Corporation. He spent his early career years working on information security programs for the U.S. Department of Defense and DARPA with the MITRE corporation.
John graduated from the United States Military Academy with a degree in information systems engineering and holds a master’s degree in information security from Carnegie Mellon University. He served as a Cavalry Officer in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and as an Officer in the Army Reserve Information Operations Command. In his spare time, John enjoys investigating new information security technologies and training for the triathlon season.