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C-Level Management, Cybersecurity

David Cole

Mr. Cole has an extensive and diverse leadership and management experience covering IT security, cyber assessments, regulatory assessments, IT audits, and IT operations support. Mr. Cole is currently the owner of SysAudits.com.
Mr. Cole held numerous Director of IS Audit positions at:

  • U.S. House of Representatives Office of Inspector General
  • Department of Education, Office of Inspector General
  • Smithsonian Office of Inspector General
    Leadership included:
  • Regulatory assessments (ITAR, FISMA, and HIPPA) of company and government IT operations, contract compliance, outsourced data centers, and IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS cloud operations
  • Drafted national cybersecurity policy for the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) under the Director of National Intelligence
  • C-Suite presentations and Congressional testimony
  • Technical testing and training – pentesting, disaster recovery, and others
  • Forensic and technical support to Federal Agent cybercrimes investigations
    Mr. Cole held numerous IT Operations positions:
  • Chief Information Officer, Defense Security Service (DSS): Executive leadership and management oversight for all IT operations to include multiple datacenters, systems engineering, application development, cybersecurity, IT policy, budget and resource planning. Responsible for a $100 million+ annual IT budget and 150+ technical staff supporting 70+ locations.
  • Director Designated Approving Authority, DSS – CISO for cleared industry with responsibility for certification and accreditation under the NISP of 40,000+ information systems at 14,000+ locations.

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