John Horst, CISSP®-ISSAP®

San Diego, California

General Specialty

Computer Forensic
Computers and Technology

Specialty Focus

Class Action
Computer Engineering-Software
Computer Security
Digital Forensics
Digital Medical Records
Encryption Safe Harbor
Health Care Data
Internet & Technology
Internet Security
Internet Stalking

Primary Areas of Expertise

Computer Forensics & Cybersecurity

John Horst, CISSP®-ISSAP®, is the Managing Member for Technology and Innovation for Xanesti Technology Services, LLC.

John has provided expert information technology consulting across several lines of business such as pharmaceutical development, medical billing, general liability insurance, clinical laboratory systems, mortgage financing, and automotive aftermarket products.

John has provided cybersecurity engineering, software development, installation and training, and troubleshooting for 11 years in support of multiple U.S. Navy programs of record, including programs operating at both unclassified and secret levels.

John maintains an active national security clearance at the SECRET level.

John has taught information technology courses for the University of Phoenix (San Diego and Online campuses) and Coleman University (San Diego) where John pioneered the development of computer game software development instruction, now a core part of the Coleman curriculum.

John has also taught philosophy courses for the University of Phoenix, including critical thinking. He incorporates Irving Copi’s chapter on Logic and the Law in his lectures and is deeply familiar with the essential distinction between presenting/establishing facts and arguing the law.

The CISSP®-ISSAP® is a globally recognized certification for information technology and cybersecurity. The CISSP® certifies an expert-level competency across the entire spectrum of information technology, importantly including legal and regulatory compliance aspects. The ISSAP® certification requires prior award of the CISSP®, and indicates expert-level competence in cybersecurity as pertains to software architectures and coding.



M.Div., Bethel University
M.A., Asia Pacific Theological Seminary


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