Donald Codling

President - Codling Group International

Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for Double Check Solutions (FinTech services to the American banking sector) ,REGO/Zoom Payment Solutions (mobile payment applications and blockchain solutions) and managing partner at STORM Guidance US. 

Co-Chair of the Washington DC chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Exec Manager 23+ years with FBI-as Unit Chief Cyber division-extensive operational experience in Cyber Crime and Cyber National Security investigations with focus on policy development and field operations. FBI lead for Cyber STORM 2 and 3 national Cyber exercises. Possessed TS/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph. Served as Chairman of International Cyber Crime and Cyber Security working group. Numerous presentations globally on cyber security trends, threats and mitigation strategies with focus ICS/SCADA. Continues to provide Cyber security assessments and training internationally. Developed agendas, recruited speakers and hosted three international Cyber Security Forums in Washington D.C.

Senior Cyber security advisor for multiple organizations such as Hu-Manity, Flashpoint, Noblis and others. Membership in the Cloud Security Alliance, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional/US) certifications. Particular focus on COPPA, HIPPA, FCRA and AML privacy guidelines and regulations.

Cyber security "best practices evangelist" with focus on cyber threats to SCADA/ICS systems, energy sector, health care and financial services. Provides thought leadership in areas involving Law Enforcement and National Security agencies interaction with the private commercial sector.  

Prior work as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Swift Exchange (E-Commerce firm) and Urban FT (a SaaS based digital payments platform).

CoChair on multiple occasions (2013-2017) for National Security and Cyber Security for Energy and Utilities (ICS/SCADA) with focus on the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region.Currently CISO/CPO for Double Check Solutions and REGO/ZOOM payments Executive Consultant Don Codling advises domestic and international companies on cyber and data security best practices.   Following 23 years service in the FBI with a concentration in Cyber National Security and Criminal matters, Don specializes in Cyber Security and Data Privacy best practices implementation within sensitive corporate and government environments.  

Don maintains his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional-United States) and his TS (Top Secret) with counterintelligence polygraph clearances.  Areas of expertise include ICS-Cyber security best practices and performance metrics, unique security and Data Privacy challenges in the Internet of Things environment in both corporate and government environments.  

Don is the co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Washington D.C. chapter (2017-2019) and has detailed knowledge of US Data Privacy and cyber security practices with emphasis on GDPR and US Privacy Shield implications. Don has provided expert witness testimony in both criminal and civil litigation matters on cyber security, data privacy and electronic surveillance issues.

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