Don is a business-focused Chief Information Security Officer and Security Technologist with 20+ years of experience in enterprise technology, with over 10 of those years in information security. He is highly skilled in the planning and development of information cybersecurity strategy and best practices in support of the information technology architecture. Don serves as a subject matter expert to the Board of Directors and Executive Management on information security topics in the financial services, banking, insurance, and healthcare industries. In his current role as Chief Information Security Officer at Germantown Technologies, Don oversees Information Security, Privacy, and IT Risk & Compliance, prioritizing investments that strengthen defenses, achieve compliance, increase cybersecurity maturity, and reduce risk.
Don earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Governors University and several industry certifications including EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), as well as a handful of Microsoft and CompTIA certs. Don is also an accredited trainer with APMG International for the CISA Certification and CSX Fundamentals Certificate programs.
Don is actively involved in the information security community and currently serves on the board of his local ISACA and ISSA chapters.
At home he focuses on his most important role as husband to his wife Kimberly and Dad to his three girls (and two dogs).