Steven Hernandez MBA, CISSP, CNSS

Chief Information Security Officer, Dept. of Education

Steven Hernandez MBA, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CAP, CISA is the Chief Information Security Officer and the Director of Information Assurance for the Office of Inspector General at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Hernandez has over seventeen years of information assurance experience in a variety of fields including international heavy manufacturing, large finance organizations, educational institutions, and Government agencies. Prior to Joining the Inspector General’s office, he held senior information assurance positions at the US Department of Education, the United States Department of Agriculture, and at a National Security Administration Center of Academic Excellence Research Institution. Steven is affiliate faculty at the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center located at Idaho State University and an Honorary Professor at California State University San Bernardino. He lectures and presents on numerous information assurance topics including risk management, information security investment, and the implications of privacy decisions to a broad spectrum of government, industry, graduate and post-graduate audiences. Steven is a member of (ISC)2's Board of Directors and also volunteers service to (ISC)2's Government Advisory Board and Executive Writers Bureau. He is the lead author and editor of the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, Third Edition in addition to authoring four other major information assurance books.