About Tyson

Tyson A. Martin is the creator of technology & cyber security strategies that enable key business objectives and permeate organizational culture at all levels. Tyson strongly believes that by forging strong partnerships, inside of an organization and outside of an organization, a key kinetic energy is built that reduces risk, makes an organization more resilient, and promotes innovation which increases the probability of success.

As the CISO, Head of IT Strategy, Support, Infrastructure & Architecture for Orvis Tyson is responsible for aligning the power of technology with the goals of Orvis.

Prior to joining Orvis Tyson lead Information Security and Technology Risk for Resorts Casino Hotel and PokerStars. Tyson has also served in various IT Security and leadership roles at The Home Depot, The Kotter Group, CWC, Best Buy and Staples.

Outside of the office, Tyson is an active member in the cyber security industry. He has been an executive committee member for the National Retail Federations CIO and CISO Councils since 2015 and is also a contributor to NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence projects and a part of several PCI Special Interest Groups.

Tyson completed the CISO Executive Program at Carnegie Mellon University and is now an advisory board member for the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program at Norwich University.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

CISO Executive Program

Norwich University

Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Advisory Board Member

Work

Orvis

CISO & Head of IT Strategy, Support, Infrastructure & Architecture
June 2017 - Present

Promoted to transform the overall technology strategy and culture at Orvis to enhance effectiveness.
- Unlocked faster feature time to market, increased associate satisfaction, grew employee productivity and allowed Orvis to win in the marketplace.
- Due to this strategy technology has become a dominant value creation process at Orvis and is now an increasingly important means of customer acquisition.
- Built a high-trust, collaboration centered culture, where everyone is responsible for the quality of their work.
- Responsible for a team of 8 direct reports, 25 indirect reports & all technology managed service providers.

Orvis

Chief Information Security Officer
April 2015 - June 2017

Responsible for the evolution and alignment of an information security, risk management, governance, compliance, vulnerability / incident management, security solutions delivery, security continuity and fraud prevention strategy with a global retailer which has over 160 years of pedigree.
Key successes include:
- A 90% reduction and radical simplification of PCI & GDPR scope leading to a 35% savings in IT security & compliance spending.
- Reduced card not present fraud, promotions fraud, account takeover fraud, gift card fraud, and ghost account creation fraud by 80%
- Lead Orvis to become a leader in the PCI merchant space (active membership in two special interest groups & on the 2017 PCI Board of Advisors ballot under my representation).
- The conceptualization and realization of a transformative P2PE and tokenization strategy which now protects the collection and storage of all cardholder and personal data.
- The successful accomplishment of these efforts has only been possible because of the cultivation of internal business relationships and key partnerships between finance, human resources, development, creative, marketing, legal, technology, executive leadership and key business objectives.
- Extended the reach and strength of the Orvis cyber strategy by building close and active relationships with the PCI Council, National Retail Federations IT Security Council (executive council member), and the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
- Developed an internal and external team of security and risk aware evangelist, experts, leaders, and partners that continually transform the culture of Orvis

Resorts Casino Hotel

Chief Information Security Officer
April 2014 - April 2015

Established a comprehensive information security and data protection program which included policy creation, education, incident response, risk assessment, third party/vendor contract reviews, prevention, and detection. Served as organization's authority regarding security and privacy for data, technology, and business processes.
Accomplishments include:
- Architected, and lead the implementation of the world's largest online poker platform which has been officially licensed in New Jerse
- Developed a strategic relationship with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement leadership
- Aligned the goals and objectives of international outside online gaming partners with the goals and objectives of Resorts Casino.

The Home Depot

Security Architect & Engineering Manager
June 2013 - April 2014

The Kotter Group

Director of Information Strategy & Security
April 2012 - June 2013

Cancer Copay Relief

Co-Founder & VP of IT & Security
September 2009 - February 2014 GA (Volunteer Position)

Carithers Wallace & Coutenay

Sr. Network Infrastructure & Security Manager
December 2007 - April 2012

Geek Squad Business Services

Microsoft Certified Special Agent
November 2005 - December 2007

The Hospice of South West Florida

Network Administrator
August 2004 - November 2005

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Humanitarian Service
August 2002 - August 2004

Top Rank Boxing

Network Administrator
August 2001 - September 2002

Geographic Data Technologies

IT Intern and Digital Mapping Technician
April 1995 - September 2001

Staples, Inc.

Computer Repair & Software Sales Associate
April 1993 - April 1995

Boards

Norwich University

Advisory Board Member - Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Program
April 2018 - Present

National Retail Federation

Executive Committee Member of IT Security Council
June 2015 - Present

PCI Security Standards Council

Special Interest Group Member & Nominated To The PCI Board of Advisors Ballot
January 2016 - Present

National Institute of Standards and Technology

MFA & PII Tokenization Project Team Member
January 2016 - Present

Cancer Copay Relief

Co-Founder & VP of IT Security
September 2009 - February 2014

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Client Testimonials

  • Tyson is a true professional who gets the job done right the first time. His technical knowledge combined with his IT Security expertise are the best I have seen. He was able to bring to market a legal NJ based online casino within the deadlines while facing extremely difficult challenges. This resulted in a very secure and operational system. I would definitely like to work with Tyson once again.

    Donald Kneisel - VP of IT at Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Adjunct Professor Drexel University & Rutgers University
  • Tyson joined our company at a time that we were in sincere need to upgrade all aspect of our technology platform. From day one, he jumped in with both feet demonstrating both sophistication and passion to help anywhere he could add value. In a short period of time, Tyson has vastly improved our companywide technology platform while making it easy for our entire employee base to understand.

    Paul Conley - CEO Carithers Wallace and Courtenay
  • Tyson displayed a tremendous technical acumen as well as strong leadership and a commitment to doing things the right way. I found him to be a tremendously valuable asset to the security team and a true professional.

    Ahmad Hamilton - Security Architect AlgoSec
  • Working with Tyson is flat-out fun. He's interesting, level headed, engergetic and dependable. He has a passion for technology, and it shows in his approach to work. I look forward to having a chance to work with him in the future and highly recommend him to potential partners and employers.

    Chuck Ebbets - Director Tryon International Equestrian Center
  • Tyson from the start gave an understanding of his expertise and commitment. In addition, Tyson imparted an ability to breakdown the most complex items to C-level executives without being condescending. His advice was well received.

    JD Grant - Commissioner Georgia Department of Revenue
  • Tyson from the first day here at The Kotter Group stepped in and took off. He immediately began taking care of trouble issues that our past administrators could not handle. He is always prompt, understanding and professional. Tyson has a thirst for knowledge, he tries to really understand the issue at hand and never settles with well it just won't work. He keeps our team up to date with his latest finds and also educates us on any new information he has learned. He has been a great addition to The Kotter Group and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.

    Ashley Gaines - Project Manager Xcentric
  • Tyson was my “IT Magician” - whenever I had a problem on my computer, he would magically make it disappear! (Never once uttering the word “user-error” - thanks Tyson!) For our entire company, his technology knowledge and experience, his patience and at-your-service attitude, and perhaps most importantly his dedication to doing whatever it took to keep our customers satisfied is simply beyond measure. To anyone reading this, I assure you it is a joy to work with Tyson Martin.

    Chele Anderson Snow - Global Workplace Strategy & Operations Coca-Cola
  • Tyson Martin has been an invaluable asset to our company. He developed process and procedures for our disaster recovery program as well as our storage and backup management. His insight into the future need and use of technology is unrivaled. It has been a true pleasure to work with Tyson.

    Ivan Ulloa - IT Project Manager Atlanta Braves
  • Tyson has distinguished himself as a true "out-of-the-box" thinker and reliable resource within the IT consulting field. I have worked with and for many professionals in the field, and Tyson is among the very best I've ever encountered. I have seen Tyson work and flourish under tremendous duress from tight client deadlines, unrealistic expectations, and even unexpected technical disasters with grace, humility, and precision. He not only offers proactive solutions for a client's current needs, but that of their future and unexpected needs as well. A consultant like Tyson is an indespensible asset to any company regardless of size and scope.

    Desmond Hardy - National Sales Consultant ConstructConnect
  • I had the priviledge of managing Tyson for 18 months. Tyson's greatest attributes were his relentless customer service skills and his relationship building skills with clients. Tyson was able to grow our Best Buy for Business sales incrementally every month leading his peer group consistently. Tyson presented himself very well and had the utmost confidence with his technical ability and communication skills. His work ethics were impeccable and his integrity was never questioned. Tyson has the capacity to perform in multiple roles whether it be for support or leadership. I would highly recommend Tyson for any position as he has the ability to adjust to any work environment.

    Colson Hillier - General Manager Best Buy ConstructConnect