Published on January 6, 2020  

His title is Chief Information Security Officer.  I don’t know when he sleeps because he responds quickly to every inquiry from me, regardless of holidays or late hours.  John has the unenviable task of keeping our data systems as safe as possible, which usually means he is having to ask us to practice safeguards we may find cumbersome.  Not a happy assignment!  Even so, he maintains a cheerful spirit—against all odds—and he comes to work every day asking, “what is the worst thing that can happen today and what can we do to prevent it from happening?” 

The world is better because of the vigilance of John Bandy. 

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