George Chitwood CISSP, CCSK , HISP, NSTISSI 4011, SSCA
Sr. Information Security Consultant
George is an information security professional who understands the fundamental information security risks at the national government level and the office work environment, and has built information security programs for both. George provides information security expertise over a range of information security disciplines, specializing in NIST SP800 series, ISO/IEC:27000 series and ISO/IEC:21827 based security program development, information security auditing and assessments, critical infrastructure protection, and information security policy.
George was an Assistant Director for Information Technology Security Compliance, Policy and Architecture for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Over the initial seven formative years of the Administration he managed multiple teams of Government and Contractor personnel in the performance of Certification and Accreditation, Policy creation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, National Transportation Sector Cyber Security, Security Architecture, Contractual Governance, Audit and Training. These teams brought TSA FISMA scores to an A-level, developed outstanding policy and audit groups, and instituted practicable security specific contractual guidance.
Prior to the TSA, George was a Management and Program Analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration where he developed their international computer security program and was liaison with the U.S. State Department on overseas Administrative support.
During his 36 year career in Government and Business sectors, George supported numerous military and commercial space, defense and aviation programs. The assignments were diverse, including mechanical and thermal engineering, internal project cost control, project team leadership, and new business proposals.
With his depth of experience in governmental, business and technical arenas, George is uniquely qualified to understand, manage and communicate information security issues at ministerial, boardroom and senior management levels. This has enabled George to successfully consult to governments and large corporations at an executive level.
George currently holds CISSP, CCSK, HISP, NSTISSI 4011 and SCADA Security Architect (SSCA) certifications. One of his latest endeavors was a paper on the Examination of the Benefits of (Wireless) Mesh and RFID in Containers, which he delivered at the International Association of Marine Economists Annual Conference in Athens Greece. He lives in Athens, and is married with one son.