Dustin S. Sachs

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Results-driven Senior Information Security Officer with a successful history of developing and implementing strong cybersecurity strategies, managing risk and compliance, and leading incident response and threat mitigation efforts. Experienced in building high-performing teams, fostering a cybersecurity-aware culture, and leveraging research and thought leadership for informed decision-making. CISSP-certified and pursuing a Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

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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