John Mason has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit, regulatory compliance, information security, SSAE 16s/SAS 70s, enterprise risk management, investigations/loss prevention, and process reengineering. He is director at SSAE 16 Professionals, a leading PCAOB-registered CPA firm.

He has held senior positions in a variety of companies where he has helped establish information risk management programs and designed risk-based audit programs. He has written, reviewed, and researched finance control policies and procedures; performed audits for governmental agencies; and managed a full spectrum of financial, operational, SOX compliance, and data processing audits. He is a co-author of Computer Security Handbook, 5th Edition.

He holds an MBA degree and several certificates including a CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CFE, CBA, CFSA, and CFSSP. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.