Mr. Johnson has worked in information technology and information security for over 15 years. In 1996, as acting Webmaster at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and while working in the Security and Intelligence Office, network security, Mr. Johnson implemented the Extranet for Security Professionals as a proof of concept “secure web application” to secure collaboration and information sharing for the National Security Infrastructure. This was deemed a DARPA success and transitioned to Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute.
While at Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, Mr. Johnson was an Adjunct Professor in InfoSec as well as the Technical Director of the Extranet for Security Professionals. Working with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CCtm) he refined and matured the software and networking environment that supported the Extranet for Security Professionals.
Mr. Johnson was a founder and Chief Technology Officer of the ESP Group for six years, deploying enterprise information sharing environments for major Federal customers. After his company was acquired by NC4, Mr. Johnson became the Chief Security Officer. For the last twelve years, Mr. Johnson has been running enterprise scale secure Internet based information sharing applications for customers ranging from international pharmaceutical companies to U.S. Government (DHS, DoD, Intelligence Community, Dept. of Energy, NASA, Dept. of Justice, OPM, and many others) as well as presenting computer security issues at conferences and providing computer security training to the DoD, Federal Agencies, and the Law Enforcement community.
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