Ross A. Leo has been in Information Systems for more than 35 years, and an Information Security professional for much of that time. He has worked internationally as a Systems Analyst/Engineer, and as a Security and Privacy Consultant. His past employers include IBM, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Rockwell International. A NASA contractor for 22 years, from 1998 to 2002 he was Director of Security Engineering and Chief Security Architect for Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center. From 2002 to 2006 Mr. Leo was the Director of Information Systems, and Chief Information Security Officer for the Managed Care Division of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Upon attaining his CISSP certification in 1997, Mr. Leo joined ISC2 (a professional role) as Chairman of the Curriculum Development Committee, and served in this role until 2004. During this time, he directed the team that formulated and produced what became and remains the standard curriculum used to train CISSP candidates worldwide. Mr. Leo is a Certified Instructor in CyberSecurity certification and has since trained and certified over 10,000 CISSP candidates since 1998, and nearly 4500 in HIPAA compliance certification since 2004