• Alexander M. White

    Attorney and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer As Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the State of South Carolina, Alex White serves as a state subject-matter expert on privacy. His office supports privacy compliance and best practices for over 70 state agencies and entities operating in finance, healthcare, law enforcement, education, and other sectors. Alex is an attorney licensed in Illinois and the District of Columbia and an internationally-experienced speaker on privacy topics. He serves as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board and was the founder of the IAPP State, Local, & Municipal Government Affinity Group. On January 10, 2017, he was appointed by former Secretary Jeh Johnson to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC). Prior to joining the State of South Carolina, Alex worked in the insurance industry in emerging issues, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, government affairs, and product development, including drafting and review of cyber liability forms. As a trainer, he has taught privacy courses and graduate school test preparation, as well as tutored language and literacy skills. He holds a variety of privacy, legal, cybersecurity, and risk management qualifications and is a two-time graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and a Juris Doctor.  
  • IAPP – Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

    CIPP/E - Virtual Instructor-Led Training Duration: 2 full days Textbook + Certification Exam Voucher included Complimentary 1st-year IAPP professional membership
  • Dan Garfield

     IT Consultant and Trainer  Technology doesn’t stand still – and neither does technology expert and instructor, Dan Garfield. “Everything I do is designed to keep me out of a rut,” he says. “I travel. I love not having a 9-5 job. I love exploring technology – seeing what it can do and figuring out new ways to make it do new things. And I love learning and teaching.” Dan’s fascination with technology goes all the way back to his early days as a musician and sound designer for artists ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Joe Walsh of Eagles fame. “In show business,” he says, “there ARE no failures. Everything HAS to work. So, that’s always been my perspective.” Dan’s teaching and consulting excellence have given him the opportunity to learn about industries ranging from legal and finance to government and the military to biotechnology and high tech gaming. He has taught courses in locations all over the world, including England, Australia, India, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia , Vietnam, Mauritius, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Norway, and “Geek Cruises” through the Caribbean and every corner of the US. He holds a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance degree (MSISA), and his certifications include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-RS & CCNP-SP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP), EC Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), GIAC Certified ISO-17799 Specialist (G7799), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and CompTIA Hardware (A+), Networking (Network+), Security (Security+), Project Management (Project+), and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+).
  • IAPP – Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

    CIPT: VILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) Duration: 2 full days Training Materials/Exam Voucher/Practice Test included 1st Year membership to IAPP included
  • IAPP – CIPP/US + CIPM Bundle

    CIPP/US + CIPM Bundle- Online VILT offering Duration: 4 full days (2 + 2) Certification Exam Vouchers included Training Materials Included for both classes Complimentary 1st-year IAPP professional membership
  • IAPP – Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

    CIPM - Virtual Instructor-Led Training Duration: 2 full days Certification Exam Voucher included Training Materials Included Complimentary 1st-year IAPP professional membership
  • IAPP – Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)

    CIPP/US - Online Training Class Duration: 2 full days Textbook / Test Questions/ Certification Exam Voucher included Complimentary 1st-year IAPP professional membership
  • Elena Ashley, SCT

    Founder / CEO Free "Information Session: CIoPT Training and Certification" Webinar Join us for an information session about our newly released "Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP)" training and certification class. Come find out why it will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed for this emerging industry! Nov 8th, 2018 NOON (12:00 PT) sharp! Register by clicking "Add to Cart" Elena Ashley is the founder and CEO of Ashley Consulting & Training, LLC., and its training brand AshleyTrainingOnline.com. With over 20 years of technical experience in the Business Intelligence (BI) / Data Warehousing space, specializing in consulting and technical training, Elena brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project she is a part of. She has worked for some of the largest firms in the US including IBM and Teradata, as well as several smaller BI/DW boutique consulting firms. Being a consultant, trainer, and life-long learner, Elena's passion is to bring excellent training programs to the masses. She is well versed in curriculum design and delivery for both online and live formats. Elena is a Certified Scrum Trainer, has a degree in Multimedia Application Design and several industry related certificates spanning security, big data, and software applications. Elena resides in the Sacramento, CA area with her husband and three beagles.
  • Brian Evans, B.A. CS

    Infrastructure Guru Brian started his technical career with the US Navy. Since then he has worked for the largest companies (Intel, Sun, Lexar) solving the most complex network, hardware, software and security challenges. Brian likes to brag about being a self-taught electronics and computer professional, and he is, but he also has a Computer Science degree, several industry certifications and a Nuclear Power Field Electronics Certificate, as well as over 20 years’ experience in the high tech sector. From the beginning of digital cameras and first USB thumb drives to testing today’s highest performing processors and wrangling the Cloud, he has enjoyed sharing his vastly acquired knowledge and now helps pass it on to others. We refer to him as our…Infrastructure Guru.  Aside from teaching for ACT his is also one of our consultants. Brian currently resides in Oregon with his wife.