Mark J. Ballister is the Security Intelligence and Response Manager at Paychex responsible for Security Cyber Intelligence, Secure Data Transfer, Security Incident Response and Physical Security with over 20 years of real world experience. In his role he is responsible creating the tactical and strategic security plans for the enterprise consisting of nearly 13,000 employees and 500,000 clients worldwide.
Mr. Ballister has achieved several industry certifications, most notably the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified File Transfer Professional (CFTP). He is actively working towards the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) board Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) designation. He is affiliated with several security organizations including ISC2, ASIS and ISACA. In his tenure, Mr. Ballister was a board member of the FBI Rochester InfraGard Chapter responsible for bringing quality security training and education to the Rochester region to help broaden the profession and increase the opportunity for local career advancement.
Mr. Ballister, a US Army veteran serving four campaigns in Desert Storm, holds a baccalaureate degree from SUNY Brockport with a concentration in finance.