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Information Security Officer

United States
August 27, 2018

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John Byers

Information Technology Security

San Antonio, Texas 78248

Mobile: 210-***-****; Email:


U.S. Coast Guard Information Systems Management

Work Experience

IBC Bank

Senior Vice President Information Security/CISO (Bank Officer)


Responsible for developing Information Security providing policy development and oversight of IT Security to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations. Oversee the implementation of technologies to minimize exposure and reduce operating risk. Manage growth of information assurance program, managing both personnel and technologies to secure IT infrastructure. Responsible for PCI compliance program. Developed Security Operations Center for 24/7 Operations

GE PREDIX (CHINA Deployment) (Worldwide Technologies)

Sr. Security Engineer


Responsible for Security Engineering GE-Digital PREDIX deployments, ensuring that all components are correctly configured and meet the requirements for the project.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sr. Security Risk Manager

08/2015 – 01/2016 (contract period)

Evaluate HP Cybersecurity risk assessments for HP Enterprise organization to include internal and third party service providers, along with business and technology sponsored projects and initiatives.

State of Kansas

Chief Information Security Officer

07/2012 – 07/2015

Responsible for the development of the State Information Security and Assurance program. Provide policy development and oversight of IT Security for all State Agencies, HIPAA Security oversight for KEES, a $140 million project for Medicare enrollment and eligibility systems. Chairman of the Kansas Information Security Council and the Kansas Information Technology council. Heavily involved in the Kansas Cloud Computing deployment and infrastructure. Enhanced the intelligence capabilities of the Intel Center to interface with national security agencies and infrastructure.

City of San Antonio

Information Security Officer (CISO)

10/2008 – 07/2012

Responsible for development of the Information Assurance program; policy, procedures, and oversight to ensure compliance with all municipal, state and federal regulations. Development of PCI capabilities at Level One processing. Develop security frameworks based on NIST and ISO standards.


Technical Security Project Manager

02/2008 – 10/2008

R&D Project for the Air Force and Joint Task Force for tactical-level Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), force application, and the integration of sensor information into dedicated and distributed network systems, including remote data storage.


Director of Security Operations

02/2002 – 12/2007

IT and IT Security consulting practice specializing in IT assessment and analysis of current systems utilization and IT Security. Detailed development of CobiT and CoSo compliances process development. Provide guidance for corporations in addressing Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS70, GLB, HIPAA and other regulatory compliance.

Western Resources

Director IT Security

11/2000 – 02/2002

Successfully developed and implemented Western Resources first formal IT Security & Enterprise Wide Information Technology Architecture. Provided Information Technology Security design, policies, implementation and management. Worked with the State of Kansas and FBI to ensure BCP contingencies for the State of Kansas electrical infrastructure. Implemented standards for certification and accreditation for NERC/FERC standards.

GTECH Corporation

Director of Operations

03/1998 – 06/2000

Directed GTECH Operations in Kansas for Control Room Operations, Data Center Operations, Network Administration, System Administration, Database Administration, and Quality Assurance for lottery systems. Extensive project management, network design, planning, implementation, fault analysis and correction. Designed and developed first Internet and Intranet reporting systems.


IT Technical Projects Manager

07/1995 – 02/1998

Provided essential computer system and networking support for servers and desktop systems for fourteen Unocal facilities in Cook Inlet Alaska.

U.S. Coast Guard

Regional Systems Manager Data Security Officer

06/1975 – 07/1995

Responsible for the supervision, operation, maintenance, and technical support of multiple computer platforms and operating systems. In charge of disaster recovery for real-time operations and communication for Coast Guard and government for the Exxon Valdez environmental disaster. Developed, tested and analyzed BCP/DR plans for 250 Coast Guard units. Provided technical guidance in the construction, furnishing, testing and acceptance of a multi-million-dollar communication and ops center in Kodiak, Alaska. Provided IT Security for Coast Guard, Navy, DOD, DOT and law enforcement operations. Readiness planner for MARDEZ Commander Alaska,. Information Data Security Officer (CISO) Alaska (1989-1995).

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