Donald Holden

Don Holden is a principal consultant with Anvil Security Consulting and adjunct professor at Norwich University. He has more than 20 years’ experience in information systems, security and vulnerability assessments, security standards development, encryption, business continuity and disaster recovery in both industry and government. He has participated in HIPAA assessments of a major healthcare insurer and a multi-practice e-health records (EHR) implementation. As a security juror he evaluated EHR systems submitted for certification by CCHIT. Previously He was a technology leader for SRI Consulting. Some of his previous achievements include leading a cyber-insurance joint venture project, developing privacy and encryption policies for healthcare companies, major financial institutions and recommending standards-based IT security policies for a federal financial regulator. He was a contributor to the Congressional “Corporate Information Security Working Group on Best Practices and Metrics” and the WEDi/SNIP “Whitepaper on HIPAA Security Policies and Practices.” He received the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Award for Norwich University's Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program. He has an MBA from Wharton and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Information System Security Management Professional (ISSMP).