Newwave Chief Information Security Officer Mark Potter has worked in IT for more than 24 years including 13 years focused on information security, governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, and data protection/privacy program design and implementation. He has worked for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and federal government contractors in multiple roles including CISO, data warehouse architect, and software developer.

Prior to joining Newwave, Mark served as the Principal Systems Security Officer at Strategic Health Solutions where he provided oversight and coordination of security efforts, initiatives and standards across the CMS Medicare Secondary Payer Integration Contractor program, as well as the security deliverables of the Coordination of Benefits and Recovery contractors. Mark also served as CISO at Danya International for nearly seven years where he was responsible for information security, privacy, governance, risk management, and compliance of Danya’s federal, commercial and internal client systems throughout the systems lifecycle. Prior to working at Danya, he worked as Director of IT Security at a publicly traded international satellite radio company and as a Senior Information Security Analyst at Washington Gas.

Before moving into security, Mark spent six years as a data architect building and integrating operational databases for an established public utility and a start-up in the OSS telecom space. He also designed, built, and tuned data warehouses for a Fortune 500 company serving the business intelligence needs of the pharmaceutical industry in Canada and the U.K. Mark started his IT career in software development and spent five years designing systems and writing code for companies in the aerospace, retail, credit bureau, software, and pharmaceutical industries.

Mark is passionate about the intersection of data governance, privacy, security, risk management, cloud architecture and design patterns. Mark was honored to serve as an advisory board member for 2014-2015 for the Capitol Technology University Information Assurance Program. He is an active member of multiple security and privacy associations, working groups and standards initiatives like InfraGard since 2004 and the NIST Cloud Computing Security Working Group.

Mark lives and breathes security, backing it up with multiple certifications including CISSP-ISSEP, ISSMP, FIP, CAP, CSSLP, HCISPP, SSCP, CISM, CRISC, CISA, FITSP-M, FITSP-A, SCF, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, CCSK, ITIL-F, and Security+.

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