John Abeles is the president and CEO of System 1 Inc. He has 30 years of experience in management program and policy development, information security, and performance improvement for the federal, states and local government, utility and private sector, and national laboratories. He has an established track record as an agent of change assessing organizational effectiveness and charting a course to increase efficiency and lower cost, while increasing security, safety, and quality. Abeles has supported White House efforts and is currently active in supporting critical projects across the federal government. He has led teams and developed solutions that have been used across the federal government. Abeles has authored numerous national publications including some NIST security publications and has presented papers for many organizations and federal entities. He is an expert in security policy and knowledgeable in security technologies.