David Soto brings over 20 years of technical and information security management experience to his current role. As an Executive Director, Check Point Software. Soto utilizes his past and present experiences to assist executives in aligning their cyber security roadmaps to the business. Using his information security expertise, Soto assists organizations in moving from a tactical to a strategic approach and tackling issues such as incident management, vulnerability management, security operations, and application security.
As a subject matter expert in cyber security solutions and information security programs, David’s broad technical and business process knowledge spans multiple disciplines including change management, IT service continuity management, capacity management, availability management, service-level management, service asset and configuration management, information security management, defense in depth, incident management, vulnerability management and policy/standard development.
Prior to Check Point, David was a CISO at Foresite a Managed Security Services Provider, at Optiv he was part of the Office of the CISO working with customers on their strategy, lastly, he architected, managed, and implemented information security programs at Pacific Life, Infonet, and as a consultant at SSN. His expertise includes ISO27001, SOX, and HIPAA. Other experiences include consulting, non-profit, local government, financial, and university.
Soto has held many industry certifications including but not limited to ITIL, Check Point Security Expert (CCSE), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), HP-UX, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and GCEH.