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2020 Election - President Candidate - Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray

Candidate Name

Dr. Shawn P. Murray, C|CISO, CISSP, CRISC

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Candidate Biography

Dr. Shawn Murray is a Principal Scientist with the United States Missile Defense Agency and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol. Previous assignments include work with Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force, and with commercial industry in various roles in information assurance and cybersecurity. He has traveled the globe performing physical and cybersecurity assessments on critical national-defense and coalition systems. Dr. Murray has worked with NSA, FBI, CIA, and the US Defense and State Departments on various cyber-initiatives and has over 20 years of IT, communications, and cybersecurity experience. He enjoys teaching and presenting as guest lecturer on cybersecurity, business, and computer science courses for several universities. He has several industry recognized certifications to include C|CISO, CISSP, and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include a Doctorate in Computer Science. He is an ISSA Executive Member, chapter advisor, ISSA Honor Roll recipient and Fellow. He is also a professional member of IEEE, ACM, (ISC)2, and an FBI InfraGard partner. He enjoys traveling with his family, researching and collaborating with other professionals and volunteers with youth soccer in his community.

Candidate Goals

As a practitioner and educator, I’m passionate about the current and future state of cybersecurity and collaborate with people leading the charge in this profession. I bring forth experience applying information security concepts and educating future cybersecurity professionals expected to fill widening gaps in our career field. My contributions to members as director and most recently COO over the past 4.5 years includes travelling to help establish new chapters, collaborating with other chapters to help solve problems and representing our association as a keynote presenter when invited to do so. I’ve met and spoken to members of Congress and advocated for information & cybersecurity to other State and US Government leaders. I’ve worked with board members through significant association realignment initiatives that has made our association stronger which directly benefits the membership as a whole. If elected President, I’ll continue service and represent the best interest of our members internationally and work with other board members to steer ISSA into the future. Additional goals this-term include: Identifying resources for ISSA programs and working with members to bring more value to our association. As President, I will work to ensure that our association is leading the industry by leveraging our members experience. I am honored and committed to continue service by leading ISSA, its chapters, and our members!

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