Abie John is a Vice President in Stroz Friedberg’s Dallas, TX office. He is part of the firm’s global Cyber Proactive practice, leading complex client engagements for some of the world’s most prominent companies.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Abie served as the CISO over Global IT at Avaya, Inc. In this role, he led international teams of security architecture, risk, compliance, threat, identity, access, and messaging operations. During ten years of continuous change, he was involved in transformative efforts to secure the enterprise and significantly improve business, product and services operations.
Before joining Avaya, Abie performed broad technology audits and client requests at Moody’s Investors Service and Deloitte. His broad experience across IT operations began in a regional acquisition and integration by Pratt & Whitney across network, infrastructure, application, and user support.
Abie received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, and began in Advertising and Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently maintains Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.