Dave is a military veteran with more than 30 years of experience in communications technologies, security, and identity management. His team can assess, plan and protect your entire business, from end-points to cloud security.
CMMC, CISSP, CISM, BSCS, MBA, PMP
Dave Grootwassink has over 30 years of experience in communications technologies, security, and identity management. He received his MBA from Purdue and spent 6 years as an Air Force officer involved in signals intelligence and electronic warfare; functionally red team for keeps on a global basis (a group of people authorized and organized to emulate a potential adversary's attack or exploitation capabilities against an enterprise's security posture).
Among the many awards received during his service, the most important was being decorated as the “Outstanding Contributor to Tactical Air Intelligence” during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After leaving the service, David led several identity management projects utilizing various forms of biometric identification.
Shifting into the communications industry he has developed many products for communications companies such as GTE, BellSouth International, and Illuminet. Finally melding communications and security together in both a blue team and red team stance for VeriSign and Yaana Technologies where the focus became communications security, interception, and intelligence support. Dave currently holds 10 patents in the areas of communications and communications security.
NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps businesses of all sizes better understand, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risk and protect their networks and data. Cadence Cyber utilizes this model so that your company is in compliance with government regulations and has the latest defensive protections.