Chief Technologist: George Young

George Young, CISO & Chief Technologist, Intelligent Edge & Cyber Security

George is CBT’s Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technologist specializing in Intelligent Edge Solutions. George also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the IoT Community’s Center of Excellence (CoE).

As a domain expert in networking and cybersecurity engineered solutions, George has a strong background in data protection and safekeeping, including access control, information security governance and risk management, cryptography, security architecture, and design, operations security, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, developing/enhancing information security programs, regulations/compliance (e.g., HIPAA, CCPA, CMMC, GDPR, ISO 27000, NIST), and audit execution. George has supervised emerging technology initiatives at several start-up companies and Fortune 100 enterprises, across multiple industries – where he held senior-level advisory and management positions. He presently serves as a Security Technical Ambassador for an OEM, where he develops technical certification coursework and subsequent exams. George holds a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University in Communication Systems and numerous technical certifications associated with Data Security, Privacy, and Trust.

George Young

CISO & Chief Technologist, Intelligent Edge & Cyber Security


Credentials and Experience


Technology and Security Leadership, Management and Strategy

Cloud Security

Network Security

Governance, risk, compliance (GRC)

Policy compliance and auditing

Risk assessment & compliance

Intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS)

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Disaster recovery planning

Vulnerability management (availability, integrity, and confidentiality)

Data Network Architecture

Wi-Fi Architecture

Intelligent Edge

OT/IT Integration

Certifications, Awards, and Leadership

IoT Community Security, Privacy and Trust in IoT Center of Excellence (SPTIoTCoE) Vice-Chair

Aruba Networks/HPE Ambassadorships

HPE Master Accredited Solutions Expert

HPE ASE Data Center Network Architect

HPE ASE Data Center Network Integrator

H3 Certified Network Engineer

H3 Certified Senior Engineer – Routing & Switching

IBM Certified Expert – Pure Systems

Tipping Point ATP Expert

Fortinet NSA

Aruba Networks ACNSA, ACSA, ACSP, ACMP & ACSX Certifications

Community Service


Scottish Rite Freemason

Medinah Shriner


Northern Illinois Food Bank

Ela Soccer Board Member

Former Volunteer Firefighter

Thought Leadership

As a CISO & Chief Technologist at CBT, George produces many pieces of thought leadership and contributes to industry forums. Explore George’s content below.


Team Behind the Tech: George Young



How CBT Takes Ideas to Execution for IoT at the Edge


IoT Slam’21 – Securing the Intelligent Edge: Threats and Countermeasures