John Linkous

John Linkous is the IT Security and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Evangelist at eIQnetworks, Inc. In this multifaceted role, John is responsible for establishing the company's risk and compliance management product strategy, working with product management and engineering teams to ensure that products meet customer needs. John has over 15 years of technology management and consulting experience, specializing in enterprise systems management, information security and regulatory compliance, with diversified global clients across a broad range of sectors. His knowledge of information security and compliance issues, ability to communicate and bridge the gaps between technology and business, and his clear writing style have made him a sought-after keynote speaker and author. John is the author of numerous published books and white papers. Prior to joining eIQnetworks, John was vice president of operations at Sabera. Previously, he was co-founder and partner of a national IT consulting firm, specializing in enterprise infrastructure design and security. Before that, John was CIO of one of the nation's largest privately-held public relations firms. John began his career as a consultant at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). John holds a B.A. degree in History and English Literature from the University of Maryland, and maintains numerous industry technical certifications. He can be reached at [email protected]

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