Sinclair Names John McClure VP-Chief Information Security Officer
Sinclair Broadcast Group today appointed John McClure vice president and chief information security officer. In this newly created role, he will lead the company’s information security program across all business functions. Additionally, Mr. McClure will define and be responsible for creating and executing Sinclair’s security vision, strategy and operating model across its entire portfolio.
McClure will work closely with Sinclair’s leadership and business leaders to allow for Sinclair to continue its rapid growth and innovation in the media field while protecting and managing risk to Sinclair’s systems and networks. He will report into Brian Bark, SVP chief information officer of Sinclair.
“I am very excited to join Sinclair’s executive team, working closely with all business functions to enable the secure delivery and protection of Sinclair’s critical services,” McClure said. “Today’s cybersecurity landscape creates an exceptional level of risk to businesses and I look forward to continuing and strengthening Sinclair’s commitment to safeguarding its data and networks and delivering secure services to its consumers.”
McClure comes with more than 25 years of experience working in positions focused on secure infrastructure and information security. Prior to Sinclair, he spent almost six years building and leading the information security program at Laureate Education Inc. In McClure’s last position, he served as Laureate’s global chief information security officer.
In making the announcement, Bark said, “John is a respected and seasoned information security leader with an impressive background of leading large and diverse organizations. I look forward to working with and supporting him in tackling some of today’s most difficult cybersecurity challenges. We are thrilled to bring him on as an addition to our team.”
After leaving active military duty with U.S. Army Aviation for more than eight years, McClure joined a number of firms primarily supporting the U.S. Government intelligence community for 20-plus years
He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in information system technology from George Washington University. McClure served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia and holds a number of relevant information security related certifications.