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John Checco

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Board of Directors
Chief of Staff

Sector: Commercial Facilities

John C. Checco is Chief of Staff for the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance as well as an information security professional providing subject matter expertise across various industries.

John has been an active contributor to the Strategic Advisory & Content Committee of the WSTA (Wall Street Technology Association) since 1997, member of InfraGard’s NY Metro Chapter since 2003, member in several other security organizations (ASIS, ISSA and OWASP), and was co-founder and chair for the NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference & Workshop series since 2014.

John holds a professional certificate from Stanford University in Strategic Decision and Risk Management, a variety of information security certifications (CCISO, CCSK, CISSP and CSSLP), and a dual BS/MBA degree from Pace University. He is well published and has presented in the field of information security. Among his many achievements are patents in Unified Messaging, Keystroke & Gesture Biometrics, Blockchain Security, and IoT Security.

John currently resides as leader for the CISO Advisory Board on Financial Services for Proofpoint. Prior to this role, John was Senior VP for Bank of America’s Global Information Security Innovation Group where he was integral in the establishment of the Zero Trust Architecture strategy, author for official guidance for Responsible Automation, key contributor in the multi-firm Financial Systemic Analysis & Resiliency Center (FSARC), and the inaugural participant in the DHS Loaned Executive Program. John was also Senior Information Security and Risk Advisor for Bloomberg L.P. where he introduced the BISO role to their various lines of business. He is founder of Checco Services Inc., an information security consulting firm that also patented the award-winning bioChec™ keystroke and gesture biometric technologies. His past experience encompasses emerging technology research and development at NYNEX Science & Technology Center, Pitney Bowes Advanced Concepts & Technology Division, Advanced Technology Labs and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center.

John is a part-time NY State Fire Instructor, a volunteer firefighter with special teams training in vehicular extrication and dive/ice rescue, an amateur novelist, and routinely donates blood in several adult hockey leagues.