John E. Kimberly

Cybersecurity Solutions Architect


John entered the IT world in 1980, 40 years ago, and has witnessed the computer evolution first hand. First working in the UNIX world, then incorporating Windows in the 1990’s to become an IT enterprise architect. Ultimately, becoming a Sr. Enterprise Architect for a major governmental IT agency, responsible for over 5000 UNIX/Linux, Windows and networking devices, while performing the role of DR coordinator for Open Systems and also serving on the IT Security board, and the Change Control Board.

John joined Centrify in 2010. In this role as Cybersecurity Solutions Architect, he assists corporations, governments, and educational institutions resolve challenges that encompass enterprise privileged identity management, privilege access management, privileged account management, regulatory compliance, and secure multi-factor authentication, among others.

John holds UNIX engineering and instructor certifications from Redhat Linux (RHCE), IBM AIX, Sun/Oracle Solaris, HP/UX, and network architecture and security certifications from Sun/Oracle and IBM. He is also trained in VMWare 3, 4 & 5, Studied IT Security through specialty tracks through SANS International, including Intrusion Detection, UNIX Hardening, Windows Hardening, and Ethical Hacking.

When not working, John enjoys swimming and playing tennis. In his past, John was a “Night Club” DJ for Marriott Hotels, and was a Guest DJ for MTV’s “Club MTV” at the Palladium Night Club in NYC.