Shayne was brought onto the Conversant Group team in early 2018 as the new Chief Information Security Officer. With over 20 years of Information Technology (IT) experience, Shayne has built, worked in, lead, and/or managed a wide variety of IT Security organizations. These include Director of Information Security & Architecture for Erlanger Health System (the nation's 6th largest public healthcare system), Senior Program Manager for Hydroelectric Cyber Security at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST).
In all of these opportunities, Shayne has worked to reduce IT risk by implementing robust internal control systems both as a practitioner and as an auditor. He understands the role of Information Security in support of corporate strategy and has obtained his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He also holds several professional certifications including his CISSP, CISA, and GSEC.
As a professional and community leader, Shayne actively serves as a mentor, trainer, and advocate for the information security profession. He serves on a number of Boards of Directors including the local ISSA chapter, is a mentor for SANS, served multiple years as an examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (the state-level agency for the National Baldrige Awards), provided training at national conferences, and has published internationally.