Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce the Company has appointed Dr. Joe Wilson, an information technology (IT) and risk management expert, to its International Government Affairs Board (IGAB). For over 20 years, Dr. Wilson has successfully promoted the adoption and use of IT security standards and measurements inside public and private organizations. He has been an active participant with the development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, and will advise CBIS in a number of areas, including IT security, risk management, blockchain applications, international collaborations, and public/private partnerships.
Dr. Wilson joins CBIS’ IGAB at an important time and is expected to contribute significantly to this advisory board’s relaunch. The Company recently announced Mr. Jacques Walker as the new President of its IGAB. Mr. Walker joined the IGAB in 2016 and has actively supported a number of CBIS’ U.S. and international research, development, education, and training initiatives. “We are excited to have Dr. Wilson join the CBIS team,” stated Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, CBIS’ President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Co-founder. “Dr. Wilson is a seasoned and recognized high-technology expert, perhaps more importantly, Joe is quite astute at understanding the applications of technology and how disruptive technologies can add value to business operations, fortunately he has already begun. Additionally, Dr. Wilson has experience with public/private partnerships and will advise the Company on our international collaborations.”
Dr. Wilson recently visited South Africa as a member of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s 2018 trade mission to Africa. While in South Africa, the Governor’s delegation, including Dr. Wilson, visited with the Pan African Ambassador for Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge. Dr. Chitsunge, member of CBIS’ Scientific Advisory Board and CEO of Elpasso Farms, one of the leading commercial farms in South Africa. Dr. Wilson had the opportunity to discuss CBIS’ initiatives in Southern Africa, generally, as well as the Company’s specific drug-development activities in South Africa to include research, development, clinical trials, education, training, and job creation.
A press statement regarding Governor Sandoval’s trade mission to Africa can be viewed at:
As a military veteran Dr. Wilson provides volunteer services to the American Red Cross to assist US veterans with transitioning into civilian cybersecurity workforce. In his civic role Joe is a board member of the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce. The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce helps to promote local business growth and development through its collaboration with government, industry, business, and academia. These partnerships have successfully created business opportunities for Nevada companies both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Wilson is the founder and CEO for CyberEnginuity, LLC. Dr. Wilson founded CyberEnginuity’s parent company, TelcoCapital, in 2002 in Seattle, WA. Dr. Wilson has been an IT security professional for over 20 years. His background includes the role of engineer/scientist at The Boeing Company in Seattle, where he was responsible for designing secure air-to-ground communications systems and cryptographically-secure network management systems. At the Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA), he was an infrastructure consulting engineer while contracting for Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), an Indian multinational information technology (IT) service, a consulting and business solutions company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. TCS is comprised of over 100 operating companies, with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, and exports products and services to over 150 countries.
Dr. Wilson is a 2013 Ph.D. graduate with distinction from Capella University (Minneapolis, MN). He majored in Information Technology, with a specialization in IT Assurance and Security. His research interest revolves around cybersecurity ethics, policy, and legal issues.
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