John McLaughlin is the Executive Cyber Security Architect for IBM Security. He is a highly accomplished senior executive officer and advisor with more than 25 years of success with information technology applied to the hardest of US Federal problems. Mr. McLaughlin is an expert in risk-based approaches to cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, and high-risk program management. He has deep understanding of national security and intelligence strategic and tactical perspectives. In addition to his professional expertise, Mr. McLaughlin is an adjunct professor at George Mason University instructing in several classes in Senior Design, network security, security frameworks, cryptography, and attack vectors. He has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. He is also a Distinguished Architect with The Open Group and a member of INSA.