W. Hord Tipton
Executive Director, (ISC)² and former CIO, U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Tipton has more than 30 years of business experience including, chief information officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior for over five years, director for international programs for the Minerals Management Service, engineer for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation for 13 years, and various other high-level positions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Board since 2004. Mr. Tipton holds a B.S. from the University of Morehead and a M.S. from the University of Tennessee. He received the Distinguished Rank Award for government service from the President of the United States. Mr. Tipton is responsible for liaising with (ISC)² membership, the Board of Directors, as well as all (ISC)² regional advisory boards. He also oversees all departments, makes ultimate business decisions, and is responsible for the overall direction of the organization.