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Information Security Professional & Doctoral Student

  • Birthday: March 3
  • City: Katy, Texas

As a dynamic Information Security and Risk Management Leader, I bring over 17 years of experience in managing cybersecurity projects and conducting incident response investigations. My true passion lies in delivering high-performance cybersecurity solutions that align perfectly with my clients’ expectations and objectives. Throughout my career, I have honed my expertise in cybersecurity frameworks, threat detection, and risk management practices. This extensive experience allows me to drive results efficiently and make informed decisions that have a positive impact on an organization's information security program.

Currently pursuing my Doctoral degree at Colorado Technical University, my research focuses on cyber risk decision-making. This academic pursuit further strengthens my insight and understanding of risk management principles, which I have successfully applied to numerous information security projects, elevating the overall quality of services provided. Combining my background in computer forensics and MBA in Cybersecurity with my strong skills in risk management and project management, I am an ideal candidate for organizations seeking to fortify their cybersecurity posture. My deep understanding of cybersecurity frameworks and compliance standards empowers me to apply principles of governance and compliance effectively to information security initiatives.

Beyond my technical expertise, I am genuinely passionate about mentoring and guiding aspiring professionals in the field. As a mentor, I find great joy in sharing my knowledge and expertise, empowering others to reach their full potential in the cybersecurity domain. With my comprehensive experience and dedication to excellence, I am eager to contribute to organizations seeking a seasoned Information Security and Risk Management Leader who can drive innovation, enhance security measures, and inspire teams to achieve outstanding results.



Dustin S. Sachs

A highly accomplished Information Security & Risk Management Professional with experience in managing cybersecurity projects, including those addressing cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST, SOC, and ISO. A dedicated management professional with the desire to continually build on success.

  • Katy, Texas
  • dustin.sachs@gmail.com


Doctor of Computer Science - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

2022 - 2024

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

Research Focus: Third party risk management and risk-based decision-making

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

Professional Experience

Senior Manager, Governance Risk and Compliance

2022 - Present

World Fuel Services, Miami, FL

  • Lead the team and function related to Information Security GRC
  • Coordinate the work and schedules of eight junior employees
  • Oversee and direct the security awareness and training activities of the enterprise
  • Manage risk assessments for new and updated technologies to help mitigate cyber risk
  • Support the establishment of policies and procedures for enterprise cybersecurity

Director of Research and Content Strategy

2023 - Present

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

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive research agenda to address emerging trends and challenges in critical infrastructure technology, ensuring relevance and impact
  • Drive the creation and publication of high-quality research reports, white papers, and thought leadership content to position ICIT as a trusted authority in the field
  • Collaborate with ICIT Fellows to gather insights, conduct in-depth analysis, and produce timely and accurate research
  • Provide strategic guidance and thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders, including policymakers, industry professionals, and academia, to drive informed decision-making and shape the future of critical infrastructure technologyProvide guidance and support to students during thier studies

My Projects

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Doctoral Studies

Scholarly and non-scholarly sources and documents generated during my studies

Doctoral Research

Details of the doctoral dissertation process and the specific research I am conducting

Hire me to Speak

Abstracts of my prepared presentations and details of how to hire me to speak.

Behind the Firewall Blog

Random thoughts and discussion of cybersecurity topics



Katy, Texas

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