Travis has more than two decades of experience in managing enterprise information systems and information security programs. He has a particular focus on protecting critical infrastructure and furthering public-private partnerships to promote national resilience to cyber-attack. He is a frequent contributing thought leader in professional journals and both information security and national defense communities of practice.
Travis served for over 20 years in the U.S. Navy, first as an enlisted IT specialist, then as a commissioned surface and information warfare officer where he specialized in command, control, computers, communications, and intelligence (C4I) systems, surface fleet operations, and cybersecurity. His duty assignments included several warships directing enterprise information technology and defensive cyber operations, as well as staff assignments in the Pentagon, the White House, and the U.S. Congress. He retired from active duty service in 2020 at the rank of lieutenant commander.
Travis holds graduate degrees in business administration and cybersecurity policy from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a bachelor’s degree in information technology management from Trident University. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) with an additional credential in cloud security. He is the 2014 recipient of the AFCEA Meritorious Rising Star Award for Achievement in Information Technology, the first naval officer so recognized, and has been decorated throughout his military career for professional achievements and meritorious service.
Travis is available for freelance writing, board presentations, and speaking engagements as an independent subject matter expert on information security strategy, governance, and risk management, as well as national cyber policy and military operations.
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