Mr. Johnson was recently appointed to the position of Chief Information Security Officer for Los Angeles County, California. In this position he is responsible for countywide information security strategy, oversight and incident response.

He held the position of Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for King County, Washington from 2005 to 2018 in which he oversaw information security and privacy issues for the entire county. In this capacity, he established the information assurance program from policy development, compliance, information risk management, metrics and controls selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Johnson’s has been with King County for 28 years serving in multiple IT and management roles.

Mr. Johnson was an Instructor in the Information Security and Risk Management Continuum Program at the University of Washington and remains on their advisory board for the program. He is also a certified instructor for of the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute course and is the curriculum director for this organization updating and maintain the quality and content of the course.

Mr. Johnson also serves on the Executive Committee, Product Review Board for the Trusted Purchasing Alliance and is a co-chair of the Education and Awareness Sub-Committee of the Multi State – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

Mr. Johnson was an Adjunct Instructor in the Information Systems and Cyber Security Bachelor’s program at ITT Technical Institute in Seattle from December 2014 until September 2016. Teaching courses on Risk Management, Policy Development and Security Issues in a Legal Context.

Mr. Johnson is the recipient of the ISE® West People’s Choice 2014 award and was also a nominee for ISE® North America in 2014. He held the position of HISPI Governance Board President from April of 2012 to July 2014 and served as Governance Board Secretary for three years prior to assuming the role or President. He continues to serve the institute by maintain and enhancing the training course materials.

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University and an Associate’s degree in Mortuary Science form San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He holds multiple certifications in information security, information privacy, network administration and project management.