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Makiza Johnson

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Enterprise Security Architect
Makiza Johnson is an IT Security expert with 29 years’ progressive experience in providing protection of corporate, personal and sensitive information. During his career, Makiza has worked with multiple institutions including the Intelligence Community where he developed deep processes and relationships to defend Military and Civilian organizations from physical and cyber attacks. His ability to defend, stemmed from his service in the US Navy. During his service Makiza gained the foundation for clandestine operations to assist federal and civilian agencies. The early experience in the Military provided partnerships throughout his career, which led to the multiple roles he has held since.
In his last role Makiza developed an industry-leading Security Operations Center (SOC) and Anomaly Detection Program to protect against cyber threats by quickly detecting and responding to security incidents. Additionally, this former Acting CISO for multiple Minnesota organizations, has implemented significant cost reduction ROI focused programs and cyber security innovations which enhanced the overall maturity for many institutions.

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