John W. Piper

Piper_JohnJohn Piper retired from the U.S. Secret Service after a 20 year career having served as manager of Forensic Sciences Division and Technical Security Division. He was responsible for security engineering and risk management at the White House and Treasury Department complexes, and other related facilities.  Mr. Piper was Chairman of the White House Information Systems Security Advisory Group for six years and implemented CIA and NSA trusted system criteria.  He then went on to Vice President, Special Projects Sector, for Scientech Engineering and was primarily engaged in technical security projects for U.S. DOE, NRC and DOT.  Mr. Piper then served 13 years as manager of global security engineering and risk management for ExxonMobil and, since 2007 is Principal of Bearing LLC, based in Virginia.

While at ExxonMobil, Mr. Piper developed risk management and security engineering best practices. He implemented these through the conduct of over 450 risk assessments in virtually all aspects of oil/gas/chemical operations.  He sat on a DHS advisory panel with regard to petrol-chemical sector security and was a member of the ExxonMobil Information Systems Security Committee for 12 years.

Mr. Piper has been contracted for over seven years as one of the cyber security managers for the U.S. DOE nuclear spent fuel offices (NIST 800-53 criteria) and currently conducts technical security and risk assessment projects for an array of global clients in governmental, cyber, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, manufacturing, and transportation sectors, to include:  Yankee Atomic, Conoco-Phillips, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Sinclair Oil, Hunt Oil, API, ASERO, AcuTech, Raytheon, Talisman, CACI, MARS, Reliance Industries (India), Cummins Engines, Delta Airlines, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA), UAE Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), American Energy Systems (AES), Norilsk Nickel (Russia), Johnson Controls, Leidos, Entergy, Southern California Edison, Security Executive Council, and Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Mr. Piper’s recent publication is: Identification and Application of Security Measures for Petrochemical Industrial Control Systems, Journal of Loss Prevention, 2013.

Mr. Piper possesses a Master of Science in Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania and has attended over 40 specialized training sessions, mostly in technical and information security. He served as an adjunct faculty member in Forensic Science and Engineering at George Washington University for 12 years. Mr. Piper holds an active TOP SECRET national security clearance.