Bruce Bonsall

IANS Faculty

Bruce is the Owner and Principal Consultant at Bruce Bonsall, LLC, an independent information security consultancy. A trusted security advisor across many industries, he has extensive experience designing and implementing progressive, cost effective countermeasures to protect assets and reduce costs. He has assessed the information security regulatory compliance and operational readiness of organizations of all sizes and industries, and is adept at tailoring security programs to fit each organization. At IANS, Bruce has performed 100+ CISO Impact reviews. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for the Air Force Association’s Cyber Patriot, a national cyber education program for youth.

  • Compliance & Governance
  • Digital Risk Management
  • Team Structure & Management
  • Security Operations
  • Business Continuity

Achievements & Contributions

  • Former CISO at MassMutual Financial Group, a global, highly regulated, Fortune 100 financial services company
  • Led a security team that ranked #1 in Information Week 500’s Information Security category and #1 in TechForum’s Security Best Practices category
  • Recognized as one of Security Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential People in Security in 2008
  • Winner of the National Information Security Executive of The Year Award in 2006

Certifications & Credentials

  • BS, Interdisciplinary Studies –New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan
  • AS, Civil Engineering –Springfield Technical Community College
  • CISSP –(ISC)2

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Bruce is an accomplished outdoorsman, persistent golfer, and staunch supporter of the US Constitution.