CyberCompass is excited to welcome David Burns to our team. David has 25 years of professional IT experience, including over 15 years leading an enterprise IT organization at The University of Texas at Austin. He has led projects securing complex environments supporting cutting-edge research, government agencies, and public facilities. David has served as a federal law enforcement officer and worked with DoD, Federal, and State law enforcement agencies on computer forensics and investigations training. Having delivered lectures on computer security, compliance, and ethical hacking over the years at UT, one of David’s strengths is being able to clients make sense of complicated subjects and using a minimum of industry acronyms. When he’s not helping clients get a handle on their IT security he’s either out biking the roads and trails of central Texas or playing his Telecaster a little too loud.
David began contracting with CyberCompass in January 2021 in part time role helping with adapting new security regulations for use in the CyberCompass platform. He is now working with clients as their virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and project manager. David’s knowledge and experience brings another level of depth to our bench, allowing us to provide the customized cyber resilience our clients have come to expect.