Partner / CISO, Miller Kaplan
David Lam has 33 years of IT experience in positions of increasing responsibility, 29 of which include Information Security. David’s focus has been on securely managing information for small and medium businesses and in helping those businesses build effective strategies and teams.
As an award-winning CIO and lead of the firm’s Information Security group, David brings a holistic, highly integrated, and deeply disciplined view of technology management to his work. He provides his clients with information security management support while helping them achieve optimal usage of their technologies.
David’s experience extends to information technology, information security, and physical security. He honed his craft at a nonprofit, in the corporate realm, at a university, and as a consultant. He is a certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ, and has also achieved ITIL Foundations, CNE, MCSE, CCNA, CCDA and Network+ certifications.
David holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and while there was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has taught multiple college extension classes and has presented at numerous conferences on technology, information security, and physical security. David also teaches The Art of Conversation twice yearly in the innovative UCLA Extension Technical Management Program. Adding to David’s leadership expertise, David has written a Leadership Book called The New IQ: Innovative Questions, has written the Information Security chapters for the ASIS Protection of Assets Manual with Dr. Stan Stahl, and is also a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach.
Outside of work, David runs the Los Angeles ISSA CISO forum which works to improve the craft of information security among senior information security leaders.