Dr. Mathews, Chief Operating Officer for CynergisTek directing all facets of service delivery and the day-to-day operations of the companies. 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.