ESR Information Technology Team:
John Cummings

John Cummings,
Director of Information Technology & CISO

John Cummings, Director of Information Technology & CISO

John Cummings joined Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 2011 as Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  John is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and enforcing the company’s Written Information Security Policies (WISP).  He is also responsible for monitoring data and privacy protection, risk assessments, incident response, and the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCDRP).  John’s skills are in the area of Internet/Intranet programming, database, and server management.  In the area of Internet programming, John specializes in database driven Web sites using server side applications and programming languages to deliver dynamic web content.  He works closely with web designers to build the frameworks and APIs used for both marketing sites and SAAS web applications.  John has extensive experience with .Net VB and C#, PHP, Perl, Javascript, DHTML, SQL and other database management systems.  He also has many years of Windows and Unix Network Administration and extensive project management experience.


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John’s experience includes company founder and Technology Director of Sight Design, a web development firm, and shared management of Marinternet, where he executed network and communications hardware design and administration, managed customer service, performed programming for all hosting services, and administrated the company’s day-to-day business affairs.  John worked with Marinternet since its inception and until its sale, and was one of the company’s owners.  Prior to John’s activities with Marinternet and Sight Design, he spent several years as a programming consultant for several e-commerce and information oriented internet companies, and created numerous CGI tools for several bay area-based ISPs.  An accomplished artist, John earned his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at San Francisco State University in 1991, specializing in Printmaking. He earned his Teaching Credential at Sonoma State University in 1994, and taught middle school and high school art in several Sonoma County schools before transferring his creative skills into computer and Internet-oriented work.



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