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Karlton

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Karlton

Director, Information Risk Management
U.S. Air Force - Colonel, Cyberspace Operations & Defense
About

Karlton “Blade” Johnson (Colonel, USAF-Retired) is a senior executive and strategic leader with over 29 years of experience designing innovative cyber / Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions that enabled business transformation globally for large, multinational organizations. He serves as the Arconic Director of Information Risk Management leading all aspects of cyber and Information Systems Technology critical data risk management and protection, regulatory compliance, supply chain risk assessment, threat response and remediation for the company. In this role, he provides strategic oversight in assessing the protection of vital corporate information from the perspective of highly complex threat matrices, legal sensitivities, executive impacts, and as related the company’s alignment with commercial customer, regulatory, and legal requirements. His major customers include the Arconic Board of Directors, Arconic Executive Council, Arconic Business and Resource Unit leadership, partner Original Equipment Manufacturers / Primes, law enforcement, the Department of Defense, governmental agencies, international partners & all company computer users globally. He retired as combat veteran from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service and joined Alcoa in 2014.

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