John Sabo

John Sabo was recognized as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor in 2011. He is Director, Global Government Relations at CA Technologies, where he focuses on trusted infrastructure technologies, policies, and practices. He provides leadership in industry and government-led data security, privacy, and critical infrastructure protection initiatives and is active in standards development.

John co-chairs the OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model Technical Committee and serves as chair of the IDtrust Member Section Steering Committee. In that capacity, John is an OASIS representative to the Internet Technical Advisory Committee, providing advice on communications policy issues to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In June 2011, John spoke on the role of standards organizations in fostering data privacy at the OECD High Level Meeting on the Internet Economy. He has also represented OASIS in ISO/IEC and ITU-T technical meetings. In July John was named an OASIS Distinguished Contributor at the annual OASIS member’s meeting.

John is President of the non-profit International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA), where he co-authored the “ISTPA Privacy Management Reference Model v2.0” and edited the ISTPA “Analysis of Privacy Principles: Making Privacy Operational.” He is a board member of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council, both focusing on critical infrastructure protection. John is an appointed member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and a past appointee to the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. John also chairs the Cybersecurity Committee of the IT Industry Council.

Contributing to formal consultations and expert panels, John is an invited speaker at international security and privacy conferences, has authored published journal articles, and contributes to technical studies on security, privacy and trust issues.

Before working in the private sector, John was Director of the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Electronic Services Staff and recognized as a leader in the development of e-government services and privacy-compliant identity systems. He holds degrees from King’s College (Pennsylvania) and the University of Notre Dame, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).