Board of Directors

John M. Gilligan

CEO, Center for Internet Security

President, Gilligan Group, Inc.

John M. Gilligan has been the interim CEO of the Center for Internet Security since March 1, 2016. Mr. Gilligan is also president of the Gilligan Group, Inc., an IT consulting firm. Prior to his current position he was a senior vice president and director, Defense Sector, at SRA International, Inc. Mr. Gilligan has over 25 years of managerial experience in leading large information technology organizations. He has expertise in business strategy, organizational innovation, program implementation, and IT Security. Mr. Gilligan has served as the chief information officer for the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy. He was program executive officer for battle management and command and control for the Air Force. He is a member of the Cyber Security Commission (formed to advise the 44th President).


He serves as Chairman of the boards of directors for the Center for Internet Security and for HDT Engineered Technologies, Inc. He is also on the boards of Schafer Corporation, the Software Engineering Institute, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Gilligan has been a recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, and Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders to name a few. He earned an M.S.E. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. in finance from Virginia Tech University.