Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President of IT Services, Mcleod Software
Ben Barnes is the Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President of IT Services for McLeod Software. He joined McLeod in 1995, and was recently awarded the Alabama CIO of the year for the corporate division. His leadership guides the company’s internal systems, technology solutions, and customer centric information security policies, practices, and activities. Ben has a deep understanding of IT infrastructures, disaster recovery planning, IT security, and IT cloud provider solutions with accreditations from both Microsoft and IBM. Additionally Ben is a current member of Infragard and has had many of his presentations published in industry periodicals. He is a frequent presenter at transportation industry conferences on the subjects of cybercrime and systems security.