As CIO, DeSot is charged with key industry and market regulator relationships, public speaking initiatives, key integration and service partnerships, and regulatory compliance matters. Additionally, DeSot serves as the company’s internal auditor on security-related matters. Prior to Digital Defense, DeSot was Vice President of Information Systems for a mid-tier financial institution. DeSot holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Information Security from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University (summa cum laude). He also holds the National Security Agency’s INFOSEC Assessment Methodology Certification and is formally trained in the OCTAVE Risk Assessment Methodology. DeSot currently serves on the information security curriculum advisory panels for St. Mary’s University – San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Hallmark University – San Antonio. He is as active member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce IT Committee, and has delivered cybersecurity and cyber-ethics presentations at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Of late, much has been written regarding the dangers of electronic voting machines and how their security controls are either lacking or non-existent, leading to potential voter fraud or changes in how ballots are cast