Full Name
Earl Parsons
Job Title
Cybersecurity Advisor
Speaker Bio
David Parsons serves as the Cybersecurity Advisor for West Virginia within DHS
CISA Region 3. He is responsible for assisting the owners and operators of critical
infrastructure in enhancing cybersecurity resilience. His efforts are of a proactive
nature to reduce the overall level of risk and to assist in preventing or reducing
the impact of future cyber incidents for his stakeholders. Prior to his position at
CISA, Mr. Parsons worked at the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and
Department of the Defense. During his career, he has served as a subject matter
expert on cybersecurity topics related to risk management, incident response,
continuity of operations, and cyber policy. Prior to his position at CISA, Mr.
Parsons worked at the WVNG as the Cybersecurity Branch Chief and Chief
Information Security Officer (CISO) for WV Army National Guard Enterprise. Mr.
Parsons holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and
possessesthe following professional industry certifications: Certified Information
Security Manager (CISM), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified
Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).
Earl Parsons