Chief Information Security Officer, Miami Dade College
Mr. Castillo is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Miami Dade College (MDC). Founded in 1959, MDC is the second-largest college or university in the United States and it is the #1 in associated degrees awarded in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General studies, and Humanities.
Mr. Castillo’s prior roles include Chief Information Security Officer at University of Arkansas (UofA), Fayetteville. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 3 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. Before joining UofA, Mr. Castillo was the Regional Information Security and Compliance Officer at Chubb where he was responsible to implement and manage cost-effective solutions to successfully protect the information assets for the Company’s Latin America division.
In 2018, Mr. Castillo was awarded the (ISC)² Best Information Security Practitioner Award during the 2018 Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA®) Americas ceremony at the eighth annual (ISC)² Security Congress in New Orleans, LA. The ISLA Awards Program celebrates the accomplishments of individuals in the private and public sector throughout the Americas, outside of U.S. federal government, who are inspiring change within the field of cybersecurity. (ISC)² is the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals.
Mr. Castillo holds a Bachelor degree in computer science from APEC university. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business, Nova Southeastern University. He also has Master’s of Project Management (MPM) and Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. Actually, he is a candidate for an Executive Doctorate of Business Administration Field Of Study Information Security at St. Thomas University. Mr. Castillo holds several certifications such as Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Project Manager Professional (PMP), and CompTIA Security+.