Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences UnitJohn Bumgarner is Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, an independent, non-profit research organization that investigates the strategic and economic consequences of possible cyber attacks. He has work experience in information security, intelligence, psychological operations and special operations.
During his career he has done work for various organizations in the U.S. government This work has taken him to more than 50 countries on 6 continents.
He has been an expert security source for national and international news organizations, including Business Week, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian in London. He has published articles in several leading security publications, including the journal of the Information System Security Association, the Homeland Security Journal and the Counter Terrorist magazine. He has spoken at various events, including the Cyber Conflict Policy and Legal conference in Estonia, the Information Assurance and Security in Defense conference in Brussels, the National Defense Industrial Association Cyber Security Symposium in the United States and at institutions such as the Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
John is the author of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit's much-acclaimed definitive analysis of the August 2008 cyber campaign against Georgia. He is also the co-author with Scott Borg of the US-CCU Cyber Security Check List, which is currently being used by cyber security professions in over eighty countries. . John is featured in the International Spy Museum's "Weapons of Mass Disruption" cyber warfare exhibit in Washington, D.C.
He has been a guest lecturer at the Fletcher School and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Specialties:Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
GIAC Certified Advance Incident Handling Analyst (GCIH),
NSA InfoSec Assessment Methodology (IAM) Certified,
NSA InfoSec Evaluation Methodology (IEM) Certified,
System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
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