John Horst, CISSP®-ISSAP® Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Computers and Cybersecurity

Keywords/Search Terms:

Cybersecurity; Forensics, HIPAA; Privacy Act, NIST, Discovery, Breach, AI


M.Div., Bethel University; M.A., Asia Pacific Theological Seminary

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John Horst, CISSP®-ISSAP®, is the owner and Chief Technology Officer for Xanesti Technology Services, LLC. John has provided expert information technology consulting across several lines of business such as pharmaceutical development, medical billing, general liability insurance, clinical laboratory systems, mortgage financing, and automotive aftermarket products. John has provided cybersecurity engineering, software development, installation and training, and troubleshooting for 11 years in support of multiple U.S. Navy programs of record, including programs operating at both unclassified and secret levels. John maintains an active national security clearance at the TOP SECRET level. John has taught information technology courses for the University of Phoenix (San Diego and Online campuses) and Coleman University (San Diego) where John pioneered the development of computer game software development instruction, now a core part of the Coleman curriculum. John has also taught philosophy courses for the University of Phoenix, including critical thinking. He incorporates Irving Copi's chapter on Logic and the Law in his lectures and is deeply familiar with the essential distinction between presenting/establishing facts and arguing the law. The CISSP®-ISSAP® is a globally recognized certification for information technology and cybersecurity. The CISSP® certifies an expert-level competency across the entire spectrum of information technology, importantly including legal and regulatory compliance aspects. The ISSAP® certification requires prior award of the CISSP®, and indicates expert-level competence in cybersecurity as pertains to software architectures and coding.