Director, Information Security Office, Food & Nutrition Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Mr. Nix is an Information Security Professional qualified by over 15 years of enterprise information security program management and consulting experience in multiple industries. Mr. Nix possesses a vast array of industry and vendor specific management experiences that enhance his ability to understand and manage information security challenges within multiple domains.
Brad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds a Masters in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from James Madison University. Brad is also an American Council for Technology / Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Fellow.
Brad is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. Prior to his career in public service, Mr. Nix benefited from extensive consulting experience with small and large enterprise security programs. Mr. Nix provided information security governance, and enterprise, segment, and solution architecture development expertise as an Enterprise Security Architect for the FBI; Security Information Management Product analysis for Symantec; Security Program Technical expertise for FDIC; and Security Assessment and Auditing Services for the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, the United Nations Development Program, and Pioneer Credit Recovery Services.
Brad's earlier work included the execution and management of vulnerability assessments and ethical hacking assessments for international and domestic companies of all sizes. Vulnerability assessments consisted of external evaluation of the security of web applications, client-side applications, DMZ architectures, and network infrastructures via the Internet, as well as internal vulnerability assessments behind firewalls and filtering devices.