1st CACR Information Security Workshop
As a Senior Security Manager for the United States Department of Treasury from 1984 to 1997, Mr. Ferris developed and supervised the evaluation and implementation of Treasury-wide information security program with results including 500 federal agencies. initiated of Treasury-wide enterprise security services (including Virtual Private Network services, IPSEC, PKI, education and training) in support of 13 Treasury agency security programs that are business case driven and industry standards based.
Mr. Ferris specialty area includes development of federal payment systems using financial industry electronic signature standards, Treasury-wide enterprise security services and serving as the chief security consultant for Treasury's Electronic Check Pilot program. Mr. Ferris is a former chair of the financial industry's accredited security standards subcommittee X9F.
Prior to joining Treasury in 1984, Mr. Ferris worked at the National Security Agency in three distinct capacities. As a Security Analyst from 1981 to 1984 he evaluated the security of government and commercial information systems for significant vulnerabilities and risks based on customer-defined security policies. As a Program Manager from 1978-1981, Mr. Ferris assisted government customers in acquiring secure systems (government and commercial) to meet mission needs. From 1970-78 as a Computer Programmer, he developed application programs for government security applications using both high-level software and assembly languages.
Born in Darby, Pennsylvania in 1951, John Martin "Marty" Ferris received his B.S. in Mathematics from Drexel University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. A 12-year resident of Cleveland Park, Mr. Ferris is an active and committed member of the Washington D.C. community, illustrated by his service to the homeless as President of the Georgetown Ministry Center's Board of Directors.