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John D. Johnson, Ph.D., CISSP
john@johndjohnson.com

Biography

John has over 30 years of IT experience and more than 20 years of information security experience, his career includes working as a staff physicist and Network Security Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as working as a contractor and small business owner, prior to working 17+ years as a global security architect for a John Deere where he defined information assurance and security solutions architecture. His projects have involved every aspect of corporate security, from the management of enterprise security infrastructure, to developing standards and policies, overseeing the security of business acquisitions and divestitures, and working with HIPAA, SOX, PCI-DSS and other global security and privacy regulations.

John is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, addressing current security trends, security governance, metrics and risk management. John has given 65+ presentations at professional events, including multiple talks at Black Hat, RSA Conference, SC Congress and Evanta conferences. John has maintained his Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) certification since 2000. He believes strongly in the importance of public outreach and education, and he serves on several advisory boards and councils as well as conference committees, including: RSA Conference, Black Hat Executive Summit, Chicago CISO and CDO Executive Summits (Evanta), Chicago Security Innovation Summit, IANS Midwest Security Forum, IQPC Conferences and CISO Summit (CDM Media). John is the founder and conference chair of CornCon, a premier midwest security conference held annually in the Quad Cities. John is a founding board member of Security Advisor Alliance, with the mission to share knowledge and give back to the security industry.

John received his B.S. in physics from Michigan Technological University (1986), his M.S. in physics from Michigan State University (1988), where he worked at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from The University of Texas at Austin (1992), where he worked at LAMPF on medium-energy physics experiments. John received a certificates for executive education from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Management "CIO Institute" (2014) and "CISO Institute" (2015). He has developed computer security courses for ITT-Tech and Walden University and serves as an adjunct professor at St. Ambrose University and Scott Community College, where he has developed undergraduate and graduate courses on information assurance, computer security, astronomy and computer ethics. John currently develops and teaches cybersecurity courses a faculty member at Excelsior College. He previously served as an Advisory Board Member and adjunct faculty for The University of Advancing Technology. John helped develop curriculum and taught at the first Evanta CISO Institute at University of Chicago, Booth School of Management (2014).

John has held numerous society and board positions in his career. He is Past-President (2010-2011) and Director (2011-2013) of the Quad City Engineering and Science Council where remains active with over 30 area organizations in promoting science and engineering to students and the general public through STEM outreach programs and professional development activities. John served as a state delegate for Illinois, developing Next Generation Science Standards for grades K-12 in th U.S., and he has been an author on 44 scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for scientific conferences.

John is active in several professional science and engineering organizations, including: IEEE, ISC2, IAPP, American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Xi and InfraGard. John is the 2017 Chair of the Iowa Illinois IEEE Section, and IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Chair, in addition to many other roles he has held since 2003. John is also President of the John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. John has served on the IEEE-USA Critical Infrastructure Committee, National Academy of Sciences workgroup on Professionalizing the Cybersecurity Workforce, DHS National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) (updating the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework), and was a board member and treasurer for the InfraGard Springfield chapter (2009-2011). John was an industry advisory member of the Security and Software Engineering Center (S2ERC) at Iowa State University (2014-2015).

John has 5+ years of experience as an Advanced Mastery Performance Coach and has been a mentor with the Career Navigator program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and United Way in the Quad Cities. John is a member of Engineers without Borders, Engineering for Change and Scientists without Borders. John was inducted as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 2007, was awarded QCESC Senior Scientist of the Year for 2008, and was named Jack Sherman Outstanding Member for his contributions to IEEE Region 4 in 2010. John was a finalist for the 2014 Chicago CISO of the year. He enjoys travel, photography and blogging about security and science and lives with a very large dog in Bettendorf, Iowa.


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Recent and Upcoming Speaking Engagements, Publications and Professional Activities:

  • 2017 SC Awards - San Francisco, CA - Feb 14, 2017 (Co-Chair and Judge)
  • RSA Conference 2017 - San Francisco, CA - Feb 13-17, 2017 (Program Committee Member)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2017 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS504 Network and Communications Security - Spring Semester 2017 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS503 Communications and Network Security - Spring Semester 2017 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS504 Network and Communications Security - Winter Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • CornCon 2: QC Cybersecurity Conference and Kids Hacker Camp (Organizing Committee) (Sep 17, 2016)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS500 Introduction to Cybersecurity - Fall Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS590 Special Projects in Cybersecurity - Fall Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS503 Communications and Network Security - Fall Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • R00tz Asylum (Def Con Kids) - Internet Privacy - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 2016 (Co-Director)
  • Black Hat CISO Summit and Black Hat Briefings - Security at the Speed of Business- Las Vegas, NV - Aug 2-4, 2016 (Program Committee)
  • IEEE MGA Member Engagement Life Cycle Committee - Newark, NJ - July 22-24, 2016 (MGA ARC Representative)
  • Excelsior College, CYS541 Ethics and Legal Issues(2 sections) - Summer Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • ISACA CRISC Certification Exam - (Passed/June 2016)
  • RSA Conference 2016 - San Francisco, CA - Feb 29-March 4, 2016 (Program Committee Member)
  • IEEE R4 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV - Jan 28-31, 2016 (Small Sections East Support Chair)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS503 Communications and Network Security (2 sections) - Spring Semester 2016 - Adjunct Professor
  • This time it's personal: Data breaches (Cover Story) - SC Magazine - Dec 2015/Jan 2016 (Interview)
  • RSA Conference 2016 Program Committee
  • 2016 SC Magazine Awards - (Judge)
  • Black Hat Executive Summit - Scottsdale, AZ - December 8-10, 2015 (Program Committee; Panel Facilitator)
  • Evanta CISO Executive Summit - Chicago, IL - Dec 2, 2015 (Governing Board)
  • IEEE Board Series & MGA ARC Committee Mtg - New Brunswick, NJ - Nov 18-21 (MGA Awards Board Chair)
  • Security Advisor Alliance Summit - Dallas, TX - Oct 26-29, 2015 (Panel Facilitator; Governing Board; CISO Judge)
  • Evanta Global CISO Executive Summit - Houston, TX - Oct 11-13, 2015 (Governing Board)
  • IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee - Washington, DC - October 10, 2014 (Board Member)
  • CornCon: Quad Cities Cybersecurity Conference - Davenport, IA @ St. Ambrose University - Oct 3, 2015 (Founder/Conference Chair) w/Hacker Kids Track
  • Appliance Takeover? Internet of Things (Cover Story and Featured Interview) - SC Magazine - Oct 2015SC Magazine Cover Oct 2015
  • CISO Panel: Security Trends - Sep 30, 2015 (Panelist)
  • Security Innovation Summit - Vail, CO - Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2015 (Advisor)
  • Watchful Security Webinar - The Future of Data Security - Sep 23, 2015 (Panelist)
  • FAIR Risk Management Training - Sep 14-17, 2015
  • Keep Your Company From Becoming Collateral Damage in a Cyberwar - (Webinar) Threat Intelligence University - September, 2015 (Speaker)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - Fall Semester 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • R00tz Asylum (Def Con Kids) - Google Dorking - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 7-9, 2015 (Goon and Speaker)
  • Keep Your Company From Becoming Collateral Damage in a Cyberwar - Black Hat - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 5-6, 2015 (Speaker)
  • Black Hat CISO Summit and Black Hat Briefings - The 2016 CISO - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 4-6, 2015 (Speaker; Program Committee)
  • Internet of Things (eBook) - SC Magazine - August 2015 (Contributor)
  • US Cyber Consequences Unit - Cyber Threat Analysis/Cyber Consequence Analysis Training - Washington, DC - July 22-23, 2015
  • The State of Cybersecurity 2015: Enterprise Fight is Stuck in Stall - CSO Magazine - July 9, 2015 (Contributor)
  • ISSA Audit, Compliance & Security Training - Chicago, IL - June 18, 2015 (Member)
  • NG Security Summit - San Antonio, TX- May 12-14, 2015 (Boardroom Facilitator)
  • Chicago CISO Institute (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) - Chicago, IL - May 5-7, 2015 (Facilitator; Governing Board)
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - May/June 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • RSA Conference 2015, CXO-R04 - When Will Infosec Grow Up? - San Francisco, CA - Apr 23, 2015 (Panel Organizer/Moderator)
  • CloudChat Podcast w/ Dr. Chenxi Wang - RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA - Apr 22, 2015 (featured interview)
  • CDM CISO Executive Summit - Chicago, IL - March 22-24, 2015 (Speaker) The CISO Career Life Cycle
  • CSCI 415/515 Computer and Network Security - St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA - March 17, 2015 (Guest Lecture) Securing the Future
  • IEEE MGA Member Engagement Life Cycle Committee - San Antonio - March 13-14, 2015 (Member)
  • IEEE MGA Awards and Recognition Committee - March 3, 2015 (Chair)
  • Excelsior College, CYS541 - Ethics, Legal, And Compliance Issues In Cybersecurity- Spring Semester 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS 595 Course Revision - March 2015
  • IEEE Awards Board Planning and Policy Committee (AB APPC) - Feb 26, 2015 (member)
  • CampIT - Rosemont, IL - Feb 5, 2015 (CISO Panel)
  • Discovering a universe beyond the cosmic shore - Project Management Institute, Davenport, IA - Feb 2, 2015 (Invited Speaker)
  • IEEE R4 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA - Jan 23-25, 2013 (awards banquet coordinator, board member)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security (2 sections) - Spring Semester 2015 - Adjunct Professor
  • RSA Conference 2015 Program Committee
  • Sync Magazine - Innagural Issue (2015)
  • "Cyberinsurance Helps Companies Mitigate the Fallout of Data Breaches" - BizTech Magazine - Dec 23, 2015 (Featured Interview)
  • 2014 Chicago CISO/CIO Executive Summit (Evanta) - Chicago, IL - Dec 3, 2014 (Board of Governors)
  • IEEE Board Series - New Brunswick, NJ - Nov 20-22 (MGA Awards Board Member)
  • CISO Leadership Forum (Argyle) - Chicago, IL - Nov 19, 2014 (Speaker)
  • SC Magazine -SC Congress Chicago 2014 - Chicago, IL - Nov 18, 2014 (Speaker)
  • Security Influencers Interview - Nov 3, 2014
  • 2014 Global CISO Executive Summit (Evanta) - New York City, NY - Oct 26-28, 2014 (Board of Governors)
  • SecureCIO Chicago Forum - October 23, 2014
  • Excelsior College, CYS585 Digital Crime Prevention - Fall Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee - Orlando, FL - October 18, 2014 (Board Member)
  • IEEE Region 4 Excom/Fall Region Meeting - Oct 2014 (Awards Chair)
  • 2015 SC Magazine Awards (Judge)
  • Security Advisor Alliance Podcast - Oct 9, 2014 (panelist)
  • John Deere Big Data Summit - Bettendorf, IA - Oct 8, 2014
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Monthly Meeting - Moline, IL - Oct 7, 2014 (President)
  • IQPC IT Metrics and Performance Management - Sep 29 - October 01, 2014 - Chicago, IL (Speaker) "Security Metrics: How to prioritize resources, demonstrate effectiveness and enable the business"
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security (2 sections) - Fall Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • Archc0n Security Conference - Sep 6, 2014 - St. Louis, MO
  • Security Advisor Alliance Board Meeting - Sep 5, 2014 (Founding Board Member)
  • IQPC Information Governance Exchange - Sep 03 - 05, 2014 - Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Speaker) "Tackling Cyber Security  in the 21st Century: Utilizing Mobility, Big Data and Cloud without Compromising Security and Privacy"
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE Sections Congress 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Aug 19-25, 2014 (Board Member)
  • CISO Institute (Evanta and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) - Chicago, IL - Aug 19-21, 2014 (Instructor/Governing Board) "Creating a World Class Security Organization: What it takes and why it matters"
  • Def Con 21 & R00tz Asylum (Def Con Kids) - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 8-10, 2014 (Goon and Speaker)
  • Black Hat Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 4-7, 2014 (Speaker) "Incident Response Communication Channels"
  • IQPC Cyber Incident Response Summit - Chicago, IL - July 21-23, 2014 (Speaker; Organizing Committee) cancelled
  • QC Cybersecurity Luncheon - Moline, IL - July 2014
  • Security and Software Research Center Showcase - Ames, IA (Industry Rep)
  • 2014 Chicago CDO Executive Summit (Evanta) - Chicago, IL - June 4, 2014 (Board of Governors)
  • CDM CISO Executive Summit - Miami, FL - June 1-3, 2014 (Speaker; Board of Governors) "Security Leadership: Enabling Business Transformation"
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE-USA Annual Meeting - Providence, RI - May 15-18, 2014 (R4 Awards Chair)
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - Summer Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • Cisco Strategic Security Forum for Chief Information Security Officers: "Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World" - Saint Helena, CA - May 5-7, 2014
  • Chicago CIO Institute (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) - Chicago, IL - Apr 29-May 1, 2014 (Executive Education)
  • Excelsior College, Course Development - CYS595 Capstone - Mar-April 2014
  • Security Never Sleeps - Trainer Communication Luncheon/Lulu Restaurant - San Francisco, CA - Feb 26, 2014 (Panelist)
  • RSA Conference 2014, GRC-F02 - Visualize This! Meaningful Metrics for Managing Risk - San Francisco, CA - Feb 28, 2014 (Moderator)
  • RSA Conference 2014, DSP-W03 - Castles in the Air: Data Protection in the Consumer Age - San Francisco, CA - Feb 26, 2014 (Speaker) (podcast)
  • IBM Pulse, Advanced Threat Protection - Las Vegas, NV - Feb 24, 2014 (Speaker)
  • The Enterprise Is Under Attack! Defending against advanced threats, Security Intelligence Blog, Feb 19, 2014
  • Proactive Intellectual Property Protection: Stay Ahead of Emerging Threats! link, Luxoft Technology Series (Webinar), Feb 13, 2014
  • Security Advisor Alliance Podcast - Feb 13, 2014 (panelist)
  • First Tech Challenge (FTC), Pleasant Valley H.S., Bettendorf, IA - Feb 8, 2014 (Volunteer)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - Spring Semester 2014 - Adjunct Professor
  • Next Generation Security Summit - San Diego, CA - December 9-11, 2013 (Speaker/Discussion Leader) "Security and the Consumerization of IT"
  • 2013 Chicago CISO/CIO Executive Summit (Evanta) - Chicago, IL - Dec 4-5 2013 (Board of Governors)
  • SC Magazine, "Debate: The NSA's mission to crack encryption upholds national security", Nov 1, 2013 (Op-Ed)
  • Excelsior College, CYS560 Information Assurance - Fall/Winter Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • CampIT - Rosemont, IL - October 24, 2013 (CISO Panel)
  • IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee - Washington, DC - October 26, 2013 (Board Member)
  • Next Generation Science Standards State Committee, Bloomington, IL - Oct 18, 2018 (Illinois Board of Education)
  • IEEE Region 4 Excom/Fall Region Meeting - Oct 12, 2013
  • 2014 SC Magazine Awards (Judge)
  • John Deere Big Data Summit - UIUC, Champaign, IL - Oct 1-2, 2013
  • The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), DHS National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework 2.0 Working Group (SME)
  • Meet The Boss TV -Meet The Boss TV virtual roundtable, "Securing Cloud Storage" - Sep 5, 2013 (Panel)
  • Excelsior College, CYS 455 Business Continuity - Aug/Oct Fall Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • St. Ambrose University, CSCI630 Information Assurance Governance - Fall Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • Def Con 21 & R00tz Asylum (Def Con Kids) - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 2-4, 2013 (Goon)
  • Black Hat Briefings and Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - July 30-Aug 1, 2013 (Speaker)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group, Jul 16, 2013 (Organizer)
  • Excelsior College, CYS541 - Ethics, Legal, And Compliance Issues In Cybersecurity- July/August Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • 2013 Chicago CIO/CMO Shift & Big Data Executive Summit (Evanta) - Chicago, IL - June 12 2013 (Board of Governors/Speaker)
  • 2013 Next Generation Security Summit - Denver, CO - June 5-7, 2013 (Speaker) "Surfing the Wave: Security and the Consumerization of IT"
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, MOOC Course Development - Physical/Personal Security & Security and Law - May-July 2013
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security (2 sections)- May/June Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • Meet The Boss TV -Meet The Boss TV virtual roundtable, "Cybersecurity" - May 8, 2013 (Panel)
  • THOTCON 0x4 - Chicago, IL - April 26, 2013
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • EICC IT Network and Security Curriculum Development Workshop - Davenport, IA - April 11-12, 2013 (Panelist)
  • SC Magazine, "Beyond BYOD", April 1, 2013 (Interview)
  • IQPC Enterprise IT Security Exchange, "Big Data: Big Deal or Big Brother?" -St. Petersburg, FL - Mar 10-12, 2013 (Speaker)
  • Security Never Sleeps - Trainer Communication Luncheon/Lulu Restaurant - San Francisco, CA - Feb 27, 2013 (Panelist)
  • RSA Conference 2013, GRC-W23 - Managing Enterprise Risk: Y U NO HAZ METRICS? - San Francisco, CA - Feb 27, 2013 (Moderator/Program Committee)
  • RSA Conference 2013, MBS-T19 - "BYOD: Here Today, Here to Stay?" - San Francisco, CA - Feb 26, 2013 (Speaker)
  • National Acadamy of Sciences/National Research Council: Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce - Workshop II - San Francisco, CA - Feb 25, 2013 (Speaker)
  • QCESC Engineers Week Banquet, The Lodge, Bettendorf, IA - Feb 20, 2013 (Program Committee)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group, Feb 13, 2013 (Organizer)
  • RSA Conference 2013 Podcast, Feb 12, 2013 (Pre-Conference Podcast, GRC-W23)
  • First Tech Challenge (FTC), Pleasant Valley H.S., Bettendorf, IA - Feb 2, 2013 (Volunteer)
  • IEEE R4 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL - Jan 25-27, 2013 (speaker, board member)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - Spring Semester 2013 - Adjunct Professor
  • 2012 Next Generation Security Summit, "Reinvent and Justify Your Security Strategy for 2013" - Austin, TX - Dec 5-7 2012 (Panel)
  • 2012 Chicago CISO Executive Summit (Evanta) - Chicago, IL - Nov 28 2012 (Board of Governors)
  • IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee - Washington, DC - Nov 17, 2012 (Board Member)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group, Nov, 2012 (Organizer)
  • SC Magazine -SC Congress Chicago 2012 - Chicago, IL - Nov 8, 2012 (Speaker)
  • Excelsior College, CYS456 Securing Cloud and Mobile Environments - Winter Semester 2012 (Nov-Dec) - Adjunct Professor
  • Meet The Boss TV -Meet The Boss TV virtual roundtable, "Exploring the explosive growth of Data" - Oct 31, 2012 (Panel)
  • 2013 SC Magazine Awards (Judge)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group, Oct 18, 2012 (Organizer)
  • Next Generation Science Standards Conference, Indianapolis, IN - Oct 11-13, 2012 (Illinois Delegate)
  • CISO Q4 Executive Roundtable, "Are there assets in your enterprise under criminal control?" - Chicago, IL - Oct 14, 2012 (cancelled)
  • RSA Conference 2013 Program Committee, Boston - Sep 27-29, 2012
  • CIO Summit, Chicago, IL - Sep 26, 2012 (attendee)
  • Quad City Cybersecurity Group & IEEE, John Deere Harvester Tour - Moline, IL - Sep 18, 2012 (Organizer)
  • IANS Conference, Chicago, IL - Sep 10-11, 2012 (Steering Committee)
  • Excelsior College, CYS300 Computer System Security Fundamentals - Fall Term 2012 (Sep-Oct) - Adjunct Professor
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2012 - Adjunct Professor
  • Security Innovation Summit - Chicago, IL - August 8, 2012 (Steering Committee/Speaker)
  • QCESC Kids Engineering Camp - Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA - August 2012 (Organizer/Volunteer)
  • Def Con 20 - Las Vegas, NV - July 27-29, 2012
  • Black Hat Briefings and Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - July 24-26, 2012 (Speaker)
  • NASA Art Talk, "Discovering a universe beyond the cosmic shore" link - Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA - July 19, 2012 (Speaker)
  • Excelsior College, CYS456 Securing Cloud and Mobile Environments - Summer Semester 2012 (July-Aug) - Adjunct Professor
  • CISO Q2 Executive Roundtable, "The emerging threat landscape and developing a proactive security program" - Chicago, IL - June 14, 2012
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2012 - Adjunct Professor
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2012 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE-USA Annual Meeting - Cincinnati, OH - May 1-3, 2012 (R4 Awards Chair)
  • CISO Q1 Executive Roundtable, "The Perfect Storm: Poor Mobile Device Security Policies Collide w/the Consumerized Enterprise" - Chicago, IL - Mar 15, 2012
  • Excelsior College, CYS501 Communications Security - Spring Semester 2012 - Adjunct Professor
  • Security Never Sleeps: CSO 2012 Pain Points Revealed - Trainer Communication Luncheon/Lulu Restaurant - San Francisco, CA - Mar 1, 2012 (Panelist)
  • RSA Conference 2012, Wednesday: GRC201: "The Metric System: Why Meaningful Metrics Matter" - San Francisco, CA - Feb 29, 2012 (Facilitator)
  • RSA Conference 2012, Monday: SEM003-Information Security Leadership Development: "Presenting Metrics to the Executive Team" - San Francisco, CA - Feb 27, 2012 (Speaker)
  • Next Generation Security Summit 2012, "Endpoint Protection" - Atlanta, GA - Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 (Speaker)
  • IEEE Region 4 Awards and Recognition Banquet, Minneapolis, MN - Jan 21, 2012 (Program Chair)
  • Course Development, Securing Cloud and Mobile Environments, Excelsior College - (Course Developer/SME)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2012 - Adjunct Professor
  • FIRST Lego League, Dec 10, 2011 (Organizing Committee)
  • 2011 Chicago CISO Executive Summit- Chicago, IL - Dec 1, 2011(Board of Governors)
  • Quad City AITP, "Mobile Device Security and Privacy" link - Davenport, IA - October 13, 2011 (Featured Speaker)
  • IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee - Washington, DC - October 15, 2011 (Board Member)
  • 2012 SC Magazine Awards - (Judge)
  • Course Development, Information Assurance and Risk Management, Walden University - (Course Developer/SME)
  • Course Development, Fundamentals of Information Assurance, Walden University - (Course Developer/SME)
  • Course Development, Communications Security, Excelsior College - (Course Developer/SME)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2011 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE Sections Congress 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Aug 17-22, 2011 (Board Member)
  • Quad City Cybersecurity Group, "BitCoin e-Currency" - Moline, IL - August 15, 2011 (Organizer)
  • Def Con 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 4-7, 2011 (Attendee)
  • Black Hat Briefings and Executive Briefings, "Securing Applications" - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 2-4, 2011 (Speaker)
  • QCESC Kids Engineering Camp - Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA - July 25, 2011 (Organizer/Volunteer)
  • Quad City Cybersecurity Group, "Enterprise Metrics" - Moline, IL - June 14, 2011 (Speaker)
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2011 - Adjunct Professor
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2011 - Adjunct Professor
  • QCESC HS Cardboard Regatta Contest - Bettendorf, IA - May 13, 2011 (Volunteer)
  • GSMI Cyber Security Strategies Summit - Washington, DC - May 10-12, 2011 (Speaker) "Using Metrics to Determine Real Value in an Enterprise Security Program"
  • QCESC HS Trebuchet Contest - Betendorf, IA - April 18, 2011 (Organizer)
  • Davenport Mousetrap Car Contest - Davenport, IA - April 9, 2011 (Volunteer)
  • Annual InfraGard Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference - UIS, Springfield, IL - Mar 11, 2011 (Organizing Committee)
  • IEEE-USA Annual Meeting - Austin, TX - March 3-6, 2011 (R4 Awards Chair)
  • QCESC Engineers Week Banquet - Feb 24, 2011 (Organizing Committee Chair)
  • IEEE CS Chapter, "Internet Privacy" - Davenport, IA - Feb 18, 2011 (Organizer)
  • 2011 SC Magazine Awards Dinner - San Francisco, CA - Feb 15, 2011 (Judge)
  • RSA Conference 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Feb 13-19, 2011 (Speaker)
  • QCESC Bridge Building - Davenport, IA - Feb 12, 2011 (Organizing Committee)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2011 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE R4 Awards Chair 2011-2012
  • FIRST Lego League, Dec 11, 2010 (Organizing Committee)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Meeting - FBI Cyberterrorism - Moline, IL - Nov 16, 2010 (Organizer)
  • IANS Conference, Chicago, IL - Nov 8-9, 2010 (Steering Committee/CISO Panel)
  • McAfee Focus 10 Conference - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 12-14 (Atendee/Executive Summit)
  • 2011 SC Magazine Awards - (Judge)
  • InfraGard Collegiate Cyber Exercise Event - Springfield, IL - Sep 25, 2010 (Trainer/Organizer)
  • AMCA/Chief Blackhawk 39th Annual Fall National Meet - Sep 2-4, 2010 (Official Photographer)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2010 - Adjunct Professor
  • InfraGard Annual Meeting - Springfield, IL - Aug 19, 2010
  • 2nd Annual Rock Island Area Counterintelligence Conference - WIU Campus, Moline, IL - Aug 18, 2010
  • Black Hat Briefings and Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - July 26-19, 2010 (Attendee)
  • Engineering Camp for Kids - Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA - July 22-23, 2010 (Mentor/Organizer)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Meeting - Moline, IL - June 30, 2010 (Organizer)
  • 5th Annual Digital Divas Camp - Blackhawk College, Moline, IL - June 16-18 (Mentor)
  • IEEE R4 Student Website Contest - Spring Semester 2010 (Judge)
  • John Deere Mobile Device Summit - UIUC, Champaign, IL - May 27-28, 2010 (Speaker)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Meeting - Moline, IL - May 19, 2010 (Organizer)
  • QCESC HS Cardboard Regatta Contest - Bettendorf, IA - May 14, 2010 (Organizer)
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2010 - Adjunct Professor
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Meeting - Moline, IL - April 21, 2010 (Organizer)
  • QCESC HS Trebuchet Contest - Betendorf, IA - April 16, 2010 (Organizer/Judge)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group Meeting - Bettendorf, IA - March 17, 2010 (Organizer)
  • Annual InfraGard Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference - UIS, Springfield, IL - Mar 12, 2010 (Organizer)
  • RSA Conference 2010 - San Francisco, CA - Mar 2-5, 2010 (Atendee)
  • Executive Security Action Forum - San Francisco, CA - Mar 1, 2010 (Atendee)
  • QCESC Engineer's Week Banquet 2010 - Rock Island, IL - Feb 19, 2010 (Organizer)
  • QC Cybersecurity Group/IEEE Comp Soc/InfraGard Joint Luncheon - Moline, IL - Feb 8, 2010 (Organizer)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2010 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE R4 Executive Board Meeting - Detroit, MI - Jan 22-24, 2010 (Speaker/Board Member) 
  • SC Magazine World Congress - Online Symposium - Jan 21, 2010 (Keynote Speaker: Insider Threat)
  • QCESC/FIRST Lego League Semi-Finals - Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA - Dec 12, 2009 (Volunteer)
  • IEEE Computer Society Meeting: Electronic Voting - Davenport, IA - Oct 28, 2009
  • IEEE Senior Member Drive - SAU, Davenport, IA - Sep 26, 2009 (Organizer)
  • AMCA/Chief Blackhawk 38th Annual Fall National Meet - Sep 3-5, 2009 (Official Photographer)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2009 - Adjunct Professor
  • Defcon 17 - Las Vegas, NV - July 31-Aug 2, 2009 (Atendee)
  • Black Hat Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - July 29-30, 2009 (Speaker)
  • Black Hat Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - July 28, 2009 (Speaker)
  • IEEE R4 Student Website Contest - Spring Semester 2009 - (Judge)
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2009 - Adjunct Professor
  • Annual InfraGard Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference - UIS, Springfield, IL - Mar 28, 2009 (Speaker/Organizer) "Security & Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing"
  • QCESC Engineer's Week Banquet 2009 - Davenport, IA - Feb 20, 2009 (Organizer/Awardee)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2009 - Adjunct Professor
  • IEEE R4 Executive Board Meeting - Detroit, MI - Jan 23-25, 2009 (Speaker/Board Member)
  • IEEE R4 Education Chair 2009-2010
  • IEEE/Putnam Museum Speaker Series: Science and the Community, "Science and Ghost Hunting", Joe Nickell - Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA - Nov 8, 2008 (Organizer)
  • IEEE Sections Congress - Quebec City, Quebec - Sep 18-21, 2008 (Section President)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Fall Semester 2008 - Adjunct Professor
  • Black Hat Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 30-31, 2008 (Atendee)
  • Black Hat Executive Briefings - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 29, 2008 (Speaker)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2008 - Adjunct Professor
  • St. Ambrose University, ASTR201 Astronomy - Summer Semester 2008 - Adjunct Professor
  • RSA Conference 2008 - San Francisco, CA - April 7-11, 2008 (Organizing Committee)
  • QCESC Engineer's Week Banquet 2008 - Davenport, IA - Feb 20, 2008 (Society President)
  • EICC/Scott Community College, PHS 152 Astronomy - Spring Semester 2008 - Adjunct Professor
  • Rotary Conference - Davenport, IA - Aug 31, 2007 (Awarded Harris Fellow)
  • Symantec Vision Conference - Las Vegas, NV - June 12-14, 2007 (Atendee)
  • Guest Auditor, John Deere India - Feb 10-24, 2007
  • RSA Conference 2007 - San Francisco, CA - Feb 5-9, 2007 (Atendee)
  • Security Trainer - John Deere Germany - Sep 23-30, 2006
  • Foundstone Ultimate Hacking/Advanced - Chicago, IL - July 11-14 2006 (Atendee)
  • RSA Conference 2006 (Atendee)
  • RSA Conference 2005 (Atendee)
  • RSA Conference 2004 (Atendee)
  • RSA Conference 2003 (Atendee)
  • RSA Conference 2002 (Atendee)
  • RSA Customer Advisory Council - Boston, MA, June 2001
  • RSA Conference 2001 (Atendee)
  • SANS Training - Orlando, FL - 2000 (Atendee)