Aaron R. Warner has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, security, and risk management. He specializes in organizational security and applying technology, process, and people to solve complex challenges. As the CIO and CTO of biotech leader Integrated DNA Technologies, Aaron assembled an amazing team of bright people who grew IDT from 13 employees to nearly 1,000, from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions in revenue, and built facilities worldwide until the sun never set on the company.
From that experience, Aaron affirmed that how we treat others—customers, employees, even strangers—reflects on who we are and what we can accomplish together. To promote this philosophy in the world of cybersecurity, Aaron created ProCircular, a specialized firm that prepares and protects organizations against an ever-changing landscape of hackers, compliance risks, and data breaches.
Aaron has been recognized by Gartner and Microsoft, published articles and whitepapers, and sits on the board of several startups and charitable organizations. He’s a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a certified Security+ engineer, and a full member of the FBI/DHS Infragard partnership. He received undergraduate degrees in management information systems and computer science from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Tippie College of Business.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys cave diving, back-country camping, off-road motorcycles, and the occasional bottle of fine, red wine. He’s a proud father and enjoys the best parts of life with his wife and best friend, Heather.
Proven Core Proficiencies
- Up-to-the-minute cybersecurity threats
- “Dark web” and trends in hacker culture
- Mid-market incident response
- Examining risk from the business and technical perspective