About the Instructor
CISSP, NQV, Cloud+, CcSK, ITIL, MSCE
Donald Parker is a Sergeant in the US Army, cybersecurity instructor, inventor, author, and consultant to the Federal Government. He has dedicated his career of over 23 years to the Information Technology industry with a special focus on Information Security. Mr. Parker has taught CISSP and other cybersecurity classes all over the United States and abroad, including Holland, Germany, and Guam. He holds a US patent for a physical computer security device that he believes will provide the greatest defense to one of the greatest threats on the Internet, Bot Networks. He has authored a book on how to pass the CISSP exam and has published an audio version of the book online with over a million downloads. He has helped federal agencies and fortune 100 corporations comply with the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.
As an independent consultant and small business owner for the past 10 years, he successfully completed short to midterm contracts with more than 15 different public and private sectors. Many of Mr. Parker’s customers and students refer to him as a one-man band in the sense that; he can identify the laws, regulations, requirements and policies that an organization must comply with and actually implement the security controls necessary to demonstrate compliance. Donald is also the coordinator of a group that meets online and in person weekly to have fun and prepare for the CISSP exam by competing in games of CISSP Jeopardy. Through his podcasting, consulting and classroom instruction efforts, Donald’s ultimate goal is to stop hackers and advance the field of Information Security/Assurance.