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Rich Owen

CEO and Chief Evangelist

Johnny Security Seed, LLC

Rich Owen is the principal contributor to Johnny Security Seed, LLC. He began his cyber security adventure in the in the Army Security Agency (ASA). The primary customer of the ASA was the National Security Agency (NSA). In the ASA he performed the duties as an Electronic Warfare (EW)/Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems repair supervisor.

He has B.S. degrees in Management and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

He developed several information security programs to include: Mission Operations, Johnson Space Center, NASA Texas, Office of the Attorney General Early Warning Services American Traffic Solutions Cable One

Along the way, Rich was awarded the "Silver Snoopy" by the astronauts for the program that he created to protect the information and computer systems upon which their lives depended. He and his team were given a Continuous Improvement Award by the NASA Administrator, for doing so and avoiding over $25M in cost.

Rich has also contributed to the profession and information protection industry. He contributed to the creation of many standards and solutions that we use today. Accomplishments include:  Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award - (ISC)2 Information Security Hall of Fame - ISSA Past international president - ISSA Distinguished Fellow - ISSA Honor Roll - ISSA Fellow - Ponemon Institute

Rich has the following certifications:  CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CPP, FAIR, ITIL, IAM/IEM, DTM