John Burns

Senior Industrial Hunter

John Burns is a Senior Industrial Hunter at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he utilizes a background in control systems engineering and cyber security to perform threat hunting, security assessments, and IR services for ICS Networks.

Prior to joining Dragos, John worked at Shell Pipeline as a Senior Technical Analyst, for 6 years, where he was responsible for the administration and maintenance of the SCADA domains and systems at the Control Center. John was also responsible for ensuring the security of those systems by performing security audits to check for vulnerabilities.

John previously spent 8 years working for systems integrators performing a variety of control systems engineering tasks, such as programming PLCs and HMIs for SCADA systems, across multiple industries including Oil and Gas, Water Treatment, Water Wastewater, Food and Beverage, Chemical, and Manufacturing.

Formal Education

  • Masters of Science, Computer Information Systems – Security, Boston University, 2012
  • Bachelors of Science, Business Administration – Management Information Systems, California State University Bakersfield, 2000


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure (MCSE)

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