Charles L. (Chuck) McGann, Jr., is nationally recognized information security professional recently establishing McGann Consulting Group (MCG), focusing on small to mid-sized organizations providing guidance in solidifying Cybersecurity programs and compliance requirements. McGann is also engaged with the EC-Council to facilitate the Certified Chief Information Security Officer program – brining years of firsthand knowledge and experiences to the attendees as he focuses on educating the class in challenges they will face and how their certification will provide a validation of excellence – from Policy and Procedures creation and review through Incident Response and Threat Mitigation.
Formally the Chief Security Strategist at Salient CRGT, a government contractor providing IT and Security services to DOD, Army, USPS, VA among other agencies. In his current role of Chief Cyber Strategist, McGann focused on leveraging existing Salient CRGT capabilities among the Federal Civilian agencies as well as reviewing emerging vendors for possible partnerships engaged in increasing agency support needs. His experience is helping solidify the strategic initiatives roadmap for Cyber and Intel Solutions.
Chuck is the former Corporate Information Security Officer for the United States Postal Service (USPS). In this capacity, he had the responsibility of securing an intranet that is one of the largest maintained by any organization in the world, with over 200,000 workstations; over 45,000 retail terminals; more than 16,000 servers and over 220,000 Mobile Delivery Devices. The USPS infrastructure encompasses over 600 business applications that support all aspects of business operations as well as movement of the mail.
In his 28 years with the Postal Service, Chuck held numerous positions, Including: Manager, Information Systems, Acting Postmaster, Business Systems Analyst, Business Project Leader, Distributed Systems Security Specialist, Manager, Information Security and Incident Response Team Manager.
Chuck holds an MBA from Strayer University, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and two Associate’s degrees from Springfield Technical Community College. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified information security manager (CISM) and holds a certification for information assurance methodology (IAM) from the National Security Agency (NSA).
He is the former Co-Chair of the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board on Cyber Security, and served as a Government Information Security Leadership Awards Judge for the last three years and chaired the Federal CISO for CISO’s quarterly meetings. He is also a former member of the Symantec Government Education Advisory Board, and the RedSeal Customer Advisory Board, Over his distinguished career has received numerous awards and recognition. He belongs to various national, regional, and local organizations such as the Government Technology Research Alliances’ group, FBI InfraGard, National Security Agency (NSA), and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to name a few.