John Gerdes John Gerdes

John Gerdes is the Chief Operating Officer for Secure Merger, a full-service cyber security firm which specializes in risk assessment and quantification for companies considering M&A and other transitions.  John has a passion for solving the problems of cyber security risk, focusing on process improvement and resource efficiency.

John was previously a lead cyber security engineer for Southern Nuclear, building all aspects of the cyber security program for a fleet of nuclear power plants, in a highly regulated critical infrastructure environment. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Management from the University of Maryland – University College, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

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