Ben Johnson

Chief Security Strategist

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Ben Johnson is chief security strategist for Bit9 + Carbon Black. In that role, he uses his experience as a cofounder and chief technology officer for Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014, to drive the company’s message to customers, partners, the news media, and industry analysts.

Johnson, who was directly responsible for the powerful functionality of the Carbon Black endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) solution, has extensive experience building complex systems for environments where speed and reliability are paramount.

His background also includes a great deal of technical “agility,” having worked on advanced operational teams supporting U.S. national security missions and writing complex calculation engines for the financial sector.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.