Curriculum Vitiate



Thomas A. Johnson | tj@iit.edu | 708.480.2359


Education

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Sciences, Utah Valley University
Master of Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology


Academic experience

Illinois Institute of Technology
Adjunct Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management, 2015-Present, Part time
Member, Curriculum Committee - Department of Information Technology and Management, 2016-Present, Part time
Advisory Board Member, IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE), 2018-Present, Part time

Trinity Christian College
Adjunct Professor of Information Technology – Department of Adult Studies – Business Administration

Non-academic experience

ServerCentral Turing Group – CISO- 2019 - Present
Data center and Cloud hosting company with expertise in AWS public Cloud. Responsible for Information Security Governance that includes all aspects of compliance for the organization and Information Security spanning the corporate environment as well as client environments.

IS Executives – Owner - 2013 – 2019
Security and compliance consulting firm specializing on project-based work for regulated entities.

Peters and Associates – vCISO - 2014 - 2019
A technology consulting firm dedicated to the design, integration and support of enterprise business and technology solutions. Responsible for the security and compliance initiatives at various clients – focusing on the finance industry. Responsibilities include acting as the CISO for various organizations.

Aqueity Inc. – VP – Managing Director - 2012-2014
A technology consulting firm specializing in outsourced Information Technology and Managed Services. Responsible for managing the operations of the company as well as acting as a consultant to the client base on Information Security matters.

Metropolitan Bank Group - Chicago, IL - 2004-2012
MB Financial Corporation - Chicago, IL - 1991-2004
Thornton Township Schools – Dolton, IL – 1989 - 1991

Certifications

ISACA: CISM, CRISC, CISA, CDPSE
CompTIA: Network+, A+, Security+
ISC2: CISSP
EC-Council: C|CISO
AWS: Cloud Practitioner
Axelos: ITIL v3 Foundation
Current membership in professional organizations
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Professional Member, Gamma Nu Eta - the Information Technology Honor Society
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association – Life Member
FBI InfraGard

Honors and awards

Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award, IIT Department of Information Technology and Management, 2020

Service activities

Illinois Institute of Technology
Member, Curriculum Committee - Department of Information Technology and Management, 2016-Present, Part time
Advisory Board Member, IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE), 2018-Present, Part time
Associations/Industry/Community
Chair – Information Security SIG - Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Member – Certification Committee – ISACA

Publications and presentations 

The Value of Certification – ISACA Journal – 2018
Data and Computer Communications Information Security Management Handbook - Tenth Edition – 2014 – Content contributor, reviewer – ISBN 0-13-350648-7
Computer Security - Principles and Practice 2nd. Ed. – 2012 - Content contributor, reviewer – ISBN 0-13-277506-9

Professional development activities

ISACA Contracted Item writer for CISM Certification – 2016 – 2020
ISACA Item Writer Development Group – CISM – 2013, 2014
FBI InfraGard – 2011 – 2020