John Starnes

Lead Virtual CISO

John has a wealth of knowledge spanning all levels of organizational maturity built upon a decade of experience in cybersecurity at the world’s largest consulting firm, Deloitte. He believes that simplifying cybersecurity controls can make them far more effective and that rapid, iterative enhancements are a key to success.John drives cyber projects for companies across all cyber domains, working with teams to support traditional data-center delivery models, cloud-based systems, and hybrid approaches. He helps to prioritize objectives in a way that optimizes tangible results and ROI quickly, and he is the trusted executive security representative for a large portion of Eden Data’s clients.John resides in Houston, TX with his beautiful wife and young son that often stars as best supporting co-worker in internal Zoom meetings. In what free time he has with a 6mo old, John enjoys fishing, gardening (ironic, not a shameless theme plug), is an Aggie (which we try not to hold against him), running/cycling to stave off the dad bod, and like any good techy tinkering with computers.