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John Trinckes

Practice Director

John ("Jay") Trinckes, Jr., CISSP, CISM, CRISC, NSA-IAM/IEM, is a Practice Director of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice for Coalfire Systems, Inc. Coalfire is the leading IT governance, risk, and compliance organization in the country. Jay helps clients manage IT risks to ensure they are not subject to cyber-attack and help them validate their compliance with IT regulations such as HIPAA.


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.  


    Responsible for leading the efforts in implementing all aspects of an effective information security management program and governance/risk/compliance program to include, but not limited to: information security policy/procedure development, risk analysis/management, mitigation tracking, technical and non-technical evaluations, contingency planning, security awareness training, incident handling, vendor management, and subject matter expert in all things information security related. I am the author of the books, “The Executive MBA in Information Security” (2009) and "The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules" (December 2012), under CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publications, LLC. I have a wide range of experience in computer networks, vulnerability and penetration testing, security, compliance, and risk assessment. I was also a former law enforcement officer in the state of Florida.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Information Security, HIPAA/HITECH Compliance

Personal Interests

    Computers, cooking, working out, and spending time with my family and friends.



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