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Ed is a Partner leading Withum’s Cyber and Information Security practice. He has over 30 years of cybersecurity experience across the healthcare and manufacturing industries, with 20 years specifically focused on cyber and information security for financial services. Ed’s knowledge spans maintaining domestic and international cybersecurity program development and operations. As a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Ed helps clients strengthen business operations involving Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Regulatory Compliance, Physical Security, 3rd Party Risk Management, Operational Risk, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Prior to joining Withum, Ed was a Managing Director in the Integrated Cyber Practice at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. He also led a cybersecurity and operational risk practice at a management consulting firm. A forerunner in his industry, Ed was a founding member of the IBM Information Governance Council.

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Ed is respected thought leader in the industry and has co-authored and published points of view and articles on cybersecurity, privacy, GDPR, effective governance, and board reporting.

Ed and his family are active in their church and support multiple local charities. They coordinated a backpack for the homeless drive during the holidays for over 5 years that brought needed clothing packed into a new backpack for homeless men and women in Cleveland. Each year approximately 150 men and women received new items at the holidays.

Work Hard/Play Hard

Ed has been married to his wife Lisa for 28 years, and they have three children. When not working Ed enjoys watching sporting events (football and baseball are his favorites), playing golf, and traveling.

Latest Thinking

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Three Cybersecurity Gaps Not to Overlook

The landscape within cybersecurity has moved, and it is not just regulated industries that really need to be concerned about cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a business imperative for all.

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Cybersecurity Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans Released by the DOL

In April 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced official guidance relating to cybersecurity best practices, including maintaining security frameworks, reducing cyber risks, and ensuring retirement benefits are protected. The […]

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Cyber Insurance Requires Implementation of Controls

Many organizations have been surprised when they find that cyber insurance premiums have gone up and they now have less coverage. Some organizations are not able to renew their insurance […]

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