John McCumber is the Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, North America, for (ISC)2. In this newly established role, John represents (ISC)2’s 140,000+ members as their spokesperson for the profession of cybersecurity. His duties require him to work with legislators on Capitol Hill and provide strategic input to national and international committees on critical cybersecurity issues. John is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former Cryptologic Fellow of the National Security Agency. During his military career, John served in the Defense Information Systems Agency and on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon as information warfare officer during the Persian Gulf War. He was appointed a Fellow of (ISC)2 in 2016.