John Abeles

President and CEO

Mr. John Abeles is a management and technology visionary, specializing in infrastructure security, cybersecurity, and process engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in the commercial and Federal energy sector, both domestically and internationally. He is the Founder, President, and CEO of System 1, Inc., and a leader in management, critical infrastructure, and security consulting.

Mr. Abeles’ Federal support has ranged from executive levels at the White House to various Cabinet level agencies, National laboratories, and academic institutions. He has built multi-state solutions linking the Government, law enforcement, first responders, and the private sector. Mr. Abeles is an author and speaker, and has been featured in the media, developing industry standards, and publications. He implements processes and educates at the executive level to reduce organization risk and increase intra-organizational communication.

As the CEO of System 1, Inc., Mr. Abeles developed policy-level best practices for Federal organizations such as the National Institute of Standards, Department of Energy, Department of the Treasury, Department of Interior, and Department of Commerce. His seamless integration of risk management leads to more cost-effective solutions. In today’s environment, Mr. Abeles emphasizes the integration of cybersecurity as a foundational cornerstone of organizational risk at the CEO or executive leadership level.

Prior to founding System 1, Inc., Mr. Abeles provide management and technical services to the utility sector. He brought his expertise on energy and utilities to the public sector. He has helped global consultancies such as Impell (ABB) and NuTech with clients domestically, in Europe, and the Pacific Rim. He then worked for a number of smaller firms where he improved the performance of electric utilities. Mr. Abeles has a Masters from Cornell University and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).