Executive VP of Operations and Security Services
Ed Mattison was appointed Executive Vice President of CIS Operations & Security Services in April 2020. Mattison is responsible for providing executive leadership to advance the missions of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (EI-ISAC®). He is also charged with providing global security services and support to government and private sector organizations.
Prior to CIS, Mattison served as the Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Telecommunications, and Cybersecurity for The Guthrie Clinic Health. He was responsible for the operation and security of Guthrie’s information technology infrastructure, supporting 6,000 employees at four hospitals and 25 clinics in New York and Pennsylvania from 2006 – 2020. Mattison served as the Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Texas System (UTS) from 2015 to 2016.
He was responsible for the information security management program for UTS, which provided oversight to eight academic and six healthcare institutions across Texas. The UTS system encompasses a user base of almost half a million people. He spent 24 years in the Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2015.
His last military assignment was as the Chief of Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) at the Pentagon from 2013 - 2015. In this role, Colonel Mattison served as a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Lead IT Security Inspector General.
Other career highlights include serving as the Enterprise Network and Data Services Manager in Iraq (during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom), two assignments as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Point, and twice commanding Air Defense Artillery units. Mattison graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
In 2001, he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University in New York, graduating first in his class. Mattison has also earned several professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) designations.