by Abena Foreman-Trice
University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA for Executives alumnus John Hibbs (EMBA `11) takes
information technology (IT) and security very seriously.
Recently, the General Electric (GE)
Capital chief information security officer was recognized for
eliminating attackers invisible to computer anti-virus scans with a
"GE Heroes of IT Award.
In his role, Hibbs has aggressively
minimized risk and implemented "industry-leading security
analytics" through programs he helped develop.
He credits his Darden education for
the successes in his current position.
"Darden provided me the ability to
lead at an enterprise level in the private sector and gain
results," said Hibbs, who transitioned from the military into a
senior executive position.
"I was effectively able to gain the
trust and confidence of my superiors and have the confidence to
make hard, strategic decisions to robustly improve GE Capital's
cyber security posture."
"Heroes of IT" is an "award of the
year" for either a team or an individual in prescribed focus areas,
- Employee Experience
- Cyber Security
- Data & Analytics/Innovation
- Investment in IT
GE selects the award recipients out
of a target population of approximately 40,000 employees in IT.
Hibbs was the only GE Capital
awardee out of approximately 5,000 Capital IT
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one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D.
and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience
combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research
advances global managerial practice and business education, and a
tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete
leaders who are ready to make an impact.
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