David A. Cruz is an information security and assurance expert with 10 years of experience helping organizations enhance their security programs. David has implemented enterprise-wide security awareness and education programs and has launched several user-awareness initiatives. He successfully conducted hundreds of assessments associated with various industry standards for some of the largest financial institutions.
David has a bachelor’s degree in information security and a master’s degree in information assurance. He is a certified information security professional (CISSP), and he holds the Global Information Assurance Certification: Security Essentials (GSEC). He serves as a board member for the Florida Chapter of International Systems Security Association (ISSA) and is a member of the steering committee council for ISSA International. David is also a member of the executive forum of ISSA. He is an International Consortium (ISC)2 Safe and Secure online instructor, teaching primarily elementary school children how to protect themselves online and become responsible cyber citizens. He is currently a professor at ITT Technical institute, where he teaches future security professionals how to implement practical measures to protect their organizations.
Throughout his career, David has developed a comprehensive understanding of the pain executives face today. His passion, optimism, and commitment for helping organizations enhance their information security programs led to the idea of writing this book. David’s dream of being a security evangelist starts with his forthcoming book, EXPOSED! What You Ought to Know about Securing Your Business Information: The New Age Cybersecurity Handbook.