John ("Jay") Trinckes, Jr., CISSP, CISM, CRISC, NSA-IAM/IEM, is a Practice Director of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Team at Coalfire Systems, Inc.  Jay was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Trace Security Consulting, Inc., a professional information security and consulting firm specializing in the healthcare industry. Jay has also previously worked as a Chief Information Security Officer, a senior information security consultant and authored 'The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules', published by CRC Press, 2013, and' The Executive MBA in Information Security', published by CRC Press, 2009. Jay has developed enterprise-level information security management programs for multiple clients along with conducting countless successful internal/ external vulnerability/penetration assessments and other specific technical compliance audits. Jay has been instrumental in developing policies/procedures, audit plans, compliance assessments, business impact analysis, and business continuity and disaster recovery plans for several clients. He also conducts security awareness training and other presentations related to information security.

Jay is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and holds certifications in the National Security Agency (NSA) INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) and INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM). Jay provides a unique perspective to compliance as a result of his previous work experience as an information security risk analyst, IT manager, system administrator, and a previous law enforcement officer.

Jay graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration/ management information systems from the Union Institute and University with a 4.0 GPA and is currently working on multiple network- and security-related certifications. Jay is a member of numerous highly recognized security industry associations such as the FBI's InfraGard®, Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA®), and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2).

When Jay is not consulting or writing books, he likes to spend his spare time with his wife and kids, cruising on his CanAm Spyder RT motorcycle, cooking, and working out.  
Bachelor's Degree, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH, 2002
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Information Security, HIPAA/HITECH Compliance
Personal Interests
Computers, cooking, working out, and spending time with my family and friends.