The 5×5Jul 22, 2021
The 5×5—If it blinks, it sinks: Adventures in securing operational technology
By Will Loomis, Simon Handler
With rising sophistication, automation, and interconnectivity in operational technologies, security has become an overwhelming need.
In the NewsApr 19, 2021
John in Dark Reading: SolarWinds a catalyst for change and a cry for collaboration
The Sunburst campaign, which includes the SolarWinds incident, is not unique in its type or frequency. Supply-chain attacks have been happening more often over the past seven or so years. As adversaries continue to rapidly identify vulnerabilities, coupled with the world’s increased reliance on digital connectivity, we face mounting challenges in preventing, detecting, and responding […]
Kurt John was a nonresident senior fellow at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Atlantic Council’s the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). and chief cybersecurity officer at Siemens USA. At Siemens USA, John is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and governance of cybersecurity strategy in the United States—the company’s largest market. He also oversees the coordination of cybersecurity initiatives for the enterprise’s products, solutions, services, and infrastructure utilized to deliver value to Siemens USA’s customers. John also serves as a member of the Siemens Cybersecurity Board to address global challenges and evaluate actions to secure new cybersecurity opportunities.
Named as one of the most influential people in security in 2020 by Security Magazine, John is a recognized and respected expert in cybersecurity. He has shared his expertise with various organizations across multiple industries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and was recently appointed to the Virginia Governor’s Innovation Partnership Authority.
Throughout his career, he is most proud of driving and implementing a collaborative culture that prioritizes proximity to customers and responsiveness to needs. He credits his success in the industry to his keen interest in creating strong cross-functional teamwork across business units. He emphasizes having an eye to the future, strategizing how to navigate technological and ethical challenges. John is a proponent of engaging sections of the workforce that are uniquely positioned to help address the cybersecurity skills gap.