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2020 Election - Director Candidate - John Dyson
John Dyson

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John Dyson (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSP). Mr. Dyson holds a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California, and a MS in Telecommunications from George Washington University in Washington, DC. With 25 years of experience within information security in both private industry and government. His expertise includes Security Operations Center support, cloud security, red teaming, incident monitoring, and NIST 800-53 security controls auditing. Currently, John is one of the senior technical leaders for the corporate incident response team at a major global firm. He has also spent 5 years as an adjunct professor for the cyber security certification program at the local community college and has published in the ISSA Journal.

Through ISSA, John has been fortunate enough to support programs that promote cyber skills at the high school and college levels. ISSA has opened doors for him to lecture and speak with students about introductory skills and growth paths in the offensive and defensive cyber operations fields. He has had the opportunity to teach CISSP courses for ISSA, represent ISSA as a judge for high school level cyber competitions, be a guest speaker on Washington DC’s Federal News Radio, work with multiple ISSA chapters on major security conferences, as well as serve with different boards as the VP of Programs in order to attract world-class speakers.

John believes that building a strong connection between experienced security professionals and those new to the field is critical to improving our overall profession. Security experts are passionate about their field, and ISSA brings the experienced security professionals together and gives ISSA the ability to influence and guide the next generation of security expertise.

Candidate Goals

If elected, John's goals include: 1) Promoting projects that generate excitement about the information security field 2) Increasing chapter support for conferences and training classes 3) Supporting partnerships with schools to promote technical cyber skills

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