Joe McDonald is the Chief Security Officer for SUPERNAP, responsible for personnel, physical, infrastructure, information and all things security. Joe is a recognized expert in his profession and is sought after for his opinions regarding new products, product selection, procedural and policy issues and future needs for training and certification.
His 25-year career includes positions as a defense contractor, corporate facility security officer and as a security and facilities director for a national bank call center. He has also acted as a senior security consultant and engineered systems sales manager for a major systems integrator charged with designing large security and surveillance systems for gaming and industrial venues. Joe was also a municipal police officer.
Joe is a current member of the board of directors for the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the foremost association for security professionals. Additionally, he has served four corporate presidents as council vice president where his leadership and oversight guided six subject-matter silos and the volunteer members who comprised the councils. He also serves several trade and industry associations in leadership and member roles including ASIS (Gaming and Wagering Protection Council and the Las Vegas Chapter), Information Systems Security Association, Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Bureau, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Joe is accredited as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) through ASIS International, as well as a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) through the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB). These distinctions command attention in the data and technology security arena.