Don Codling

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. As CISO of Urban FT, Don leads a team of employees and subject matter experts to craft a comprehensive cyber security and data privacy digital banking platform (combining core banking, social media and PFM tools) for mobile devices supporting the financial services industry in the USA. As CISO of Swift Exchange, Don coordinated and hosted two Global cyber security and data privacy conferences with DLA Piper in Washington D.C.


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