Dan Waddell

@ Managing Director, North America Region - (ISC)²

Mr. Waddell is responsible for managing operations in the North America Region, which primarily focuses on supporting our U.S. and Canadian members, customers and strategic partners. He also leads all Government Affairs activities in North America and is the primary (ISC)² official responsible for interacting with public sector entities (i.e. federal, state and local governments), major corporations, universities and other higher education institutions and professionalization organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Waddell serves as the principal point of contact for various trade associations, public interest groups and other entities focused on information security and information security workforce issues. He has over 23 years of experience in information technology and information security, with over 19 of those years in management.

Mr. Waddell has been a featured guest speaker on information security issues on both TV and radio shows such as “NBC News4 Midday”, “Government Matters” and “Federal News Radio” in Washington D.C., in addition to several information security conferences across the United States and Canada. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a non-partisan think-tank based in Washington, D.C. that acts as a conduit between the legislative community, technology providers and federal agencies. Mr. Waddell also chairs both the (ISC)² U.S Government Advisory Council and the U.S. Government Executive Writers Bureau, and received the (ISC)² President’s Award in 2013.  You can find him on Twitter at @danwaddellcissp.