John Scimone serves as Sr. Vice President, Chief Security Officer for Dell, where he leads the company’s global corporate security program. John’s responsibilities span the full spectrum of strategy, planning, and operations, aiding Dell’s businesses in the management of security risk across the physical and cyber domains. He is also charged with the advocacy of business resilience, including crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Before joining Dell, John served as the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the Sony Group family of companies, where he was responsible for building Sony’s first global information security and privacy organization and leading strategy, policy, and operations. Prior to joining Sony, he also held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Director of Security Operations for the Secretary of Defense's communications office, where he led the facility, personnel, and cyber security programs. John formerly served as a member of a predecessor organization of U.S. Cyber Command, where he led the development of enterprise information security programs that protected information belonging to the DoD’s more than two million employees.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in Information Assurance, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Intelligence, with a specialization in Counterintelligence, from the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C.