Dr. Dustin S. Sachs, DCS, CISSP

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Dr. Dustin Sachs, a distinguished Senior Information Security Officer (ISO), is renowned for his steadfast dedication to enhancing digital security against cyber threats. With a notable history of crafting and executing robust cybersecurity strategies, he has propelled organizations to greater levels of protection and resilience. Dr. Sachs's leadership is characterized by his focus on securing critical infrastructure and implementing proactive measures to mitigate risks. A recognized expert in incident response and threat mitigation, he fosters a culture of cybersecurity awareness, empowering teams to safeguard against vulnerabilities. Dr. Sachs's passion for research and academic pursuits, culminating in a Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, underscores his commitment to advancing cybersecurity innovation and solidifies his position as a leading authority in the field.

Senior Information Security Officer & Cyber-Risk Behavioral Scientist

✔️ Managed and supported a seven-employee team, raising task completion from 60% to 95% bi-weekly.
✔️ Optimized the risk assessment process for new and updated technologies, reducing the average completion time by 50% and providing greater process transparency to stakeholders.
✔️ Managed a team of over 40 C-Level executives to compile insights and analysis to deliver timely research findings.
✔️ Managed Information Security projects involving NIST and HIPAA compliance framework assessments, generating over $1 million in revenue in a quarter.
✔️ Delivered comprehensive incident response, cybersecurity, and governance consulting solutions, reducing the financial impacts of security incidents by $3.5 million.
✔️ Mentored and trained junior employees in developing security programs for sensitive data, particularly in the healthcare and regulated industries, resulting in a 50% increase in the client portfolio.

𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞: ISTJ-T - Logistician
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐂 𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞: C/D - Inspector


Security Program Development
Incident Response and Management
Security Frameworks
Security Operations Management
Third-Party Risk Management
Security Metrics [&] Reporting
Vulnerability Management
Business Continuity Planning
Budgeting [&] Financial Management
Data Governance
Security Awareness [&] Education

Professional Experience

Senior Manager, Governance Risk and Compliance

2022 - Present

World Fuel Services, Miami, FL

  • Manage and support a team of seven employees responsible for Information Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) functions, raising task completion from 60% to 95% bi-weekly.
  • Provide oversight and direction for enterprise-wide security awareness and training initiatives, resulting in a 40% report rate for simulated phishing exercises and a quarter-over-quarter decrease in simulation failures.
  • Optimized the third-party risk assessment process for new and updated technologies, reducing the average time to complete assessments by 50% and providing greater process transparency to stakeholders.
  • Serve a leading role in supporting the establishment of robust policies and procedures for enterprise cybersecurity, resulting in a satisfactory rating from auditors on 85% of assessed security controls.

Director of Research and Content Strategy

2023 - Present

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), Washington, DC

  • Develop and implement a 12-month research agenda to proactively address emerging trends and challenges in critical infrastructure technology, ensuring relevance and impact.
  • Create and publish weekly top-tier research reports, white papers, and thought leadership content, establishing ICIT as a trusted and authoritative voice in the field.
  • Manage a team of 40 C-Level executives to compile expert insights and analysis on key cybersecurity topics.
  • Provided strategic guidance and thought leadership to various stakeholders, including policymakers, industry professionals, and academia, playing a pivotal role in driving decision-making.

Adjunct Professor, Bachelor of Applied Technology - Cybersecurity Program

2023 - Present

Lonestar College, Houston, TX

  • Instruct courses, promoting engaging and interactive learning.
  • Develop innovative course content aligned with the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity, integrating current industry topics and trends.
  • Infuse real-world examples into the curriculum to bridge the theoretical knowledge and practical application gap.
  • Employ diverse teaching methodologies, including hands-on projects and group discussions, to cater to various learning styles and needs.
  • Provide personalized support, guidance, and mentorship to students, contributing to a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.


Doctor of Computer Science - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

2022 - 2024

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

Research Focus: Cyber-Risk Behavioral Psychology and Artificial Intelligence

Masters of Business Administration

2018 - 2020

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Specialization: Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Arts

2000 - 2004

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Major: Political Science


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Scholarly Research Projects

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Leadership Roles and Advisory Board Memberships

Details of the professional organizations and advisory boards with which I am affliated

Articles and Publications

Sachs, D. S. (2024). Qualitative Exploration Into Decision-Making in Supply Chain Cyber Risk Management (Order No. 31140316). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2974015648).

Sachs, D. S., & Lass, J. (2014). Chapter 3 - Computer Usage Policies, Records Management, and Information Governance. In Rodriguez, X. (Eds.), Essentials of e-discovery. State Bar of Texas.


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