John W Graham

Global Chief Information Security Officer - EBSCO

EBSCO is a diverse organization with many businesses, but we operate as one company. EBSCO manufactures steel joists, LED signs, merchandising displays, fishing lures, and three-ring binders. We are the leading provider of discovery services, databases, and other information resources and services for libraries worldwide. EBSCO is also a real estate developer, a producer of promotional products, and an insurance agency. As the Global CISO, John provides leadership across the diverse portfolio of businesses balancing risk with required controls.

Prior to joining EBSCO, John was the Global CISO for Jabil, Jabil is the leading provider of worldwide electronic manufacturing services and solutions. John provided leadership to ensure data protection for comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services provided by Jabil’s 150,000+ employees, across 90 countries, to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, defense, digital home, energy, healthcare, industrial, instrumentation, lifestyles, mobility, mold, networking, packaging, peripherals, storage, telecommunications, and wearable technology industries.


Prior to joining Jabil, John was the Vice President of Global Information Assurance and Risk, with the First Data Corporation and represented First Data on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standard Council Board as a member of the board of Advisors. First Data is a global technology and payments processing leader, serving more than 6 million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers, and millions of consumers worldwide.


Prior to joining First Data, he has provided technology transformation consulting, executed global programs for a fortune 50 technology enterprise, as well as, several global service providers, large scale acquisitions, and business partners in retail, supply chain, private equity, technology, communications, healthcare, and financial industries. He has a complex technical background including Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, Networking, IPS, relational database, and Unix. He prides himself on balancing business strategy with controls.


His professional certifications have included CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, which complement more than 20 years’ experience in Technology. He balances this with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University, and a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Northfield Vermont.