NCUA’s Hood appoints special advisor for cybersecurity

June 20, 2019

NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood announced Thursday he has appointed Johnny E. Davis, Jr. as Special Advisor to the Chairman for Cybersecurity. CUNA has called on NCUA to continue to recognize cybersecurity as a top priority and asked the agency to outline its cybersecurity strategy and remain engaged with other regulators and organizations.

“Cybersecurity is one of my top priorities as Chairman of the NCUA,” Hood said. “I have great confidence in Johnny’s experience and judgment in this critical area. I will be relying on Johnny to not only provide strategic counsel on cybersecurity policy but also to engage with other federal financial institutions regulators and external stakeholders.”

Davis currently serves as the NCUA’s Division Director for Critical Infrastructure, a role he will continue to fill along with this new responsibility. He will assume his duty as special advisor starting June 20.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in information security and infrastructure operations in the military, federal government, and private sector. Prior to joining the NCUA in 2015 as Chief Information Security Officer, Davis served as the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He also has served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the departments of Interior, Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Davis also holds numerous professional certifications, including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control and Certified Business Continuity Professional.