VP Global Information Assurance and Risk
First Data Corporation
Sandy Springs, GA
John Graham is the Vice President of Global Information Assurance and Risk, with the First Data Corporation and represents First Data on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standard Council Board as a member of the board of Advisors. John has an extensive background as an Information Assurance executive with experience in strategy, design and implementation of solutions, which provide governance in Enterprise Risk Management, IT Risk Management, Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Business Continuity. Prior to joining First Data, he has provided technology transformation consulting, executed global programs for a fortune 50 technology enterprise, as well as, several global service providers, large scale acquisitions, and business partners in technology, communications, healthcare, and financial industries. This is to include oversight and implementation of the Payment Card Industry Standard (PCI), ISO 27001 certification and governance of companies in the US, European Union, India, and South America. He has a complex technical background including Enterprise Architecture, CloudComputing, Networking, IPS, relational database, and Unix. He prides himself on balancing business need with control, through understanding both business & technology constructs.
His professional certifications include CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, HISP, which complement more than 20 years’ experience in Technology. He balances this with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University, and a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Northfield Vermont.