Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer Digital, Technology and Innovation
Greg Barnes is a Vice President in the Global Information Protection (GIP) organization, and Amgen’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to joining Amgen in December 2016, Mr. Barnes worked within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) system of plans in multiple roles, the latest of which were as the Chief Information Security Officer for Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, and a principal advisor to the national BCBS Association Board of Directors on Cyber Security matters.
Prior to his time at BCBS, Mr. Barnes worked for Lucent Technologies as a Managing Principal, leading multiple highly skilled teams in the design of advanced technology networks for large telecommunications companies such as MCI/Worldcom, as well as conducting numerous security design, test, and program management engagements for Exxon, Washington Mutual, Cisco, State Farm, Williams Communications, Walmart, and others.
Mr. Barnes has over 30 years of experience in the security industry. He began his career in the United States Air Force, where he managed classified intelligence and cyber operations
systems. Mr. Barnes is Vice Chair to the Board of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), and currently chairs the HHS (Healthcare Human Services) Cyber Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection.
Mr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and his Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from the
National Security Agency-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Advanced Cyber Operations at Northeastern University.