John Bumgarner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit

John Bumgarner is a former U.S Marine and U.S. Army Special Operations soldier. During his military career, he conducted a wide range of military and intelligence missions throughout the world. He has received formal training in diverse areas, including computer forensic techniques, intelligence analysis and long-range reconnaissance operations.In his civilian career, he holds several private sector certifications include CISSP, GIAC (Gold), and duel Masters degrees in Information Systems Management and Security Management.

Bumgarner has regularly served as an expert source and commentator for numerous national and international news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Week, the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, The Economist, the Indian Times, and The Guardian, as well as numerous specialty and trade publications. He has appeared on NBC, CNN and the BBC, and has been heard on CBC/Radio-Canada, BBC Radio Northern Ireland and Federal News Radio in the United States. He is featured in the International Spy Museum’s “Weapons of Mass Disruption” cyber warfare exhibit in Washington, D.C.

His articles have appeared in the journal of the Information System Security Association, the Homeland Security Journal, the Information Operations Journal, the Counter Terrorist magazine, the Asia-Pacific Defense Forum, the National Defense Digest of Taiwan, and other leading security publications.

John has spoken at many conferences, including the Network Centric Warfare conference in Brussels, the Cyber Defense conference in Denmark, the Cyber Conflict Policy and Legal conference in Estonia, the World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Ireland, the Cyber Warfare conference in London and the In-Q-Tel CEO Summit in the United States.

He has been a guest lecturer at the Fletcher School, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI).

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)