Dana Mueller is an accomplished leader with experience shepherding organizations through growth-centric challenges, building diverse teams and complex systems, and fostering rapid iteration. He focuses on ensuring security, risk, and privacy are at the forefront of thought leadership and innovation, and cost-efficiently meet business objectives. A highly effective communicator holding a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen, Dana is adept at removing hurdles and building bridges amongst key stakeholders.
Currently, Dana helps evangelize compliance best practices educating both internal and external teams. Dana is a founding member of Thoropass and is fondly known as “Employee Negative 3”. He was Thoropass’ first Chief Information Security Officer and helped shape the Compliance Architect role and team.
Previously, Dana was the founder of TransSynaptic, LLC., where he provided on-demand cybersecurity leadership with CISO as a service in the high tech, financial services, healthcare, entertainment, and IoT industries.
Dana was the CISO and Head of Security and Risk at Thesys Technologies, LLC, a leading capital markets provider, and also participated in the CTO Office. In this role, he was accountable for global cybersecurity, risk, business continuity and disaster recovery programs and grew a diverse team to provide guidance.
Before joining Thesys, Dana was a thought leader at Microsoft in the privacy and security space for devices, analog, differential privacy and Microsoft Health platforms. Highlights include GDPR, HoloLens, Windows Holographic, Xbox, Cortana, Microsoft Band, Microsoft Health, Microsoft Health Vault and Genomics businesses.
Prior to Microsoft, Dana held various senior-level security and risk roles within the finance and banking space, including Senior Vice President, Global Equities at Citi and Vice President at Washington Mutual.
SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 27701, PCI-DSS (Level 2-4), GDPR, CCPA, PIPEDA, FERPA, HIPAA
Cyber Security, Cloud Security, Application Security, Cloud and Application Security Architecture, Data Security, IoT Security / Privacy, Hardware Security, Network Security, Medical Device Security / Privacy, Physical Security, Data Center Security, Privacy, Compliance, Differential Privacy, Leadership, NIST-800 53, CISO, CTO.