Board Member

Antwan Banks

About me

Currently, Antwan is serving as the Chief Cyber Security Consultant at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). His duties and responsibilities include coordinating and building an Information Security Office in order to safeguard the Agency’s enterprise, train control, industrial control system (ICS)/supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and networks. Cultivate the security programs within the agency by designating roles and responsibilities for the Information Security Office. Provides guidance and data on the use and implementation of security tools as well as on the reduction and prevention of cybersecurity risks. Train new security staff members in the awareness of ICS/SCADA cybersecurity. Hold bimonthly meetings for project teams to provide security updates made to the agency’s train control systems. Ensure that DHS and TSA information security requirements are met within all IT projects and profiles. Also manages the agency 1.6-million-dollar cybersecurity program and projects.

Antwan also provided consultant services to COKE ONE North America for a short stint before returning to MARTA. At COKE one Antwan created client cybersecurity programs and ensured that they were operational. Analyzed all documentation from Managed Security Services Providers and took appropriate actions based upon the data. Created security standards and controls; organized departments, monitored progress and upheld policies. Led vulnerability scanning, including tracking potential risks and reporting results. Communicated with key stakeholders in order to give reports on IT security solutions.

Prior to MARTA, Antwan served as a Senior Security Analysis for Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. (TBS). As a Senior Security Analysis, he served as the team lead for the Security Monitoring and Response Team where he led Turner’s Incident Response Team. He also managed the company’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool. He coordinated with Turner’s global helpdesk support teams to locate and eradicate compromised computer systems. He was responsible for investigating and analyzed all of Turner’s network security incidents worldwide. He was responsible for providing enterprise risk-based security assessments and guidance to Tuner’s business units and legal teams on new technology, new contracts and all aspects of securing TBS’s global networks. He led the security team in investigating and recommending custom or packaged security solutions to support various business units.

Prior to his position with TBS, he served as a Computer Security Systems Specialist for various business units at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). He was the Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager for the Health and Human Service’s Computer Security Incident Response Center and a Team lead for the CDC’s Office of the Chief Information Security Officer’s SOC. He also served as the Information Assurance Program Manager for U.S 3rd Army in Atlanta, GA.

Antwan is a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel. He served twenty-two years as an Information Security and Automation Office where he oversaw various IT and computer security projects in Germany and the Middle East. He also served as a military adviser to the Saudi Arabian military Chief Information Officer. Antwan and his business bring a tremendous amount of cybersecurity experience and knowledge to today’s complex network security issues.


B.S. Albany State University

M.S. University of Maryland University College

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