Mr. John Knight
Mr. John Knight
Chair, Information Security Program, Ivy Tech Community College;
Member, National STEM Consortium grant Cyber Technology Team
National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium
and Ivy Tech Community College

John Knight has been in the computer field since 1979. He was introduced to computers in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as project liaison officer providing expertise for a new, comprehensive military police computer program for Camp Pendleton. John has taught cybersecurity education at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast since 1999. Ivy Tech is the only statewide community college system in the United States. John has attained many industrial certifications over the years and earned a MSIA from Norwich University in Vermont.

John has been very active in cybersecurity initiatives over the last 18 months, including NIST-NICE, CISSE, CyberWatch, and CSSIA. He is the Indiana State CCDC Director and the first director of the Indiana CyberSecurity Center (ICSC), an NSA CAE2Y that, uniquely, represents the entire state of Indiana.

John is a member of the National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium Cyber Technology Team, who are developing five nationally portable certificate training programs in high-demand technical fields, funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. He is also involved with other grants developing curriculum in cybersecurity, and is a member of CompTIA's Network+ advisory board.

Speaking Schedule
Thursday, September 19, 2:05-3:00pm - Community Colleges and Designations of Excellence in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CAE2Y, CDFAE)
Thursday, September 19, 3:05-4:00pm - Bridging the Skill Gap: (Re)Training Workers into Cybersecurity Careers (panel)