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Mark Schafer

Chief Information Security Officer

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Areas of Expertise

  • Security Program – Design & Build
  • Business Alignment
  • Key Performance Metrics
  • Risk Assessments & Management
  • Compliance:
    • NIST
    • HIPAA
    • DIACAP
    • CMS MARS-E
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Awareness Training

On the Job

Mark is the Chief Information Security Officer for SVA Consulting, LLC, a member of the SVA family of companies.

Mark is a recognized consultant and leader in security program design and build, ensuring the security strategies he deploys are in alignment with his client’s business objectives. He is also experienced in risk assessment and management, compliance and security awareness training. Mark’s clients have been from a diverse group of organizations including healthcare, government agencies, manufacturing and
nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining SVA Consulting, Mark led enterprise security at WPS Health Solutions, a nationally regarded government contractor and leader in the insurance industry serving millions of Americans at home and abroad. 


  • University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Rockford College


  • CISM


  • Health Insurance
  • Federal Security (DoD, VA, CMS)
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit

Civic/Community Involvement

Mark is involved in the community in which he and his family reside. He has been on the board of directors for the community’s annual festival and has participated in a variety of volunteer opportunities. 


I like to hunt and fish, but most of my spare time is spent in my wood shop. I’ve built a popcorn machine cart, a few arcade machines, and several outdoor games. My sport of pleasure is Pickleball, which I play every chance I get, but at least two days a week.

I have five grown children. I’m usually helping them out with a project or two (tiling a bathroom, installing wood flooring, building retaining walls, etc.)

My wife Marcy and I like to travel. Recent trips include Belize and Turks & Caicos.

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