Rex Johnson

Rex is the Cybersecurity Practice Lead for CAI. He has over 30 years senior level management experience encompassing IT, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Digital Forensics and Analysis, and Enterprise Risk Management. He has assisted numerous organizations in assessing and reducing their risks leading to improved operations and security maturity. He has provided both technical and advisory services for a variety of industries; to include a cyber risk assessment of a major entertainment and resorts corporation. Prior to joining CAI, he held similar roles with Computer Science Corporation, Deloitte, and Cap Gemini. Rex is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army. He has an MBA from the University of Kansas, graduated from the Command and General Staff college and National Defense University. He won an award for his thesis on “An Executive Approach to Cybersecurity” addressing the security risks with the US supply chain and national infrastructure. He is a frequent speaker on Cybersecurity, and has addressed national and international audiences with Gartner, Secure World, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and others. He carries the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) certifications.
Cyber Security

The Cybersecurity Implications of the Russian Attack on Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. While there has been tension between these two countries since 2014, the…

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New Log4J Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified

Steps to protect your business The new Log4J vulnerability (formally CVE-2021-4422) was disclosed on 9 December 2021. The vulnerability affects…

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Water Sector Faces Cyberthreats; Lack of Funding Can’t Be an Obstacle to Preventative Measures

The Wall Street Journal recently published an alarming article that noted the severe lack of federal funding for improving cybersecurity…

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Cyber Security Threats that Send Every Enterprise into a Panic Mode

According to Gartner’s 2021 CIO Agency Survey,[1] total enterprise investment for global information security and risk management technology is expected…

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How Cybersecurity Practices Can Prevent Phishing

Phishing has evolved as one of the most notorious and highly effective cyber threat tactics in recent times. Phishing is…

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How an Untapped Talent Pool Can Transform the Cybersecurity Workforce

We live in a connected world, with information right at our fingertips. We rely on the internet—for both personal and…

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5 Secrets a Cybersecurity Audit Can Reveal

What is a Cybersecurity Audit? A cybersecurity audit or assessment is a comprehensive analysis and testing of an enterprises’ existing…

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Cybersecurity for Beginners: 5 Answers about the Job Market

The global demand for cybersecurity expertise has increased dramatically since enterprises across industries have embraced digitization. In the last half-century,…

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Distracted by Phishing: 5 Steps Employees Can Take to Reduce Cyber Risk

As we head to the other side of the pandemic, we can look back and see a year marked with…

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Breakdown of the Presidential Cyber Executive Order

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order on improving the cybersecurity posture of the United States. Faced with the constant…

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