Dr. Michael G. Mathews

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Dr. Michael G. Mathews, CCIE, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT | President & COO

President, COO & Co-Founder

Dr. Michael G. Mathews is the president and chief operating officer for CynergisTek and directs all facets of service delivery and the day-to-day operations of the company. He is also the chief technologist and a subject matter expert in information security architecture and assessments, risk analysis, policy development, network security, and host-based security across the financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, Internet, telecommunication, and defense industries. He is the former Chief Security Officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System.

Prior to Parkland, Dr. Mathews served as Master Security Architect for Exodus Communications where, among other customers, he worked with Visa USA to write the original Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) audit standard for third parties (which has subsequently evolved into the current Payment Card Industries – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Before joining Exodus, Dr. Mathews was Senior Network Engineer for TRW Space & Defense, where he provided services to the United States Air Force and National Security Agency.

Dr. Mathews holds a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and philosophy from Spring Hill College.  His certifications include CCIE, CISM, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, RHCE, SCNA/SCSA, MCSE2K. In his spare time he is president of the board of directors for the Dallas Bach Society, a retired skydiver and FAA licensed master rigger, avid photographer, cyclist, foodie/amateur chef, and lover of good wine, good friends, and good times.