Chad Neale is a Managing Director at ACA Aponix, the cybersecurity and IT risk division of ACA Compliance Group. Prior to joining ACA, Chad served as the Cybersecurity and Privacy Director for PwC’s Risk Assurance practice. In that role, he led the team responsible for performing cybersecurity, privacy risk, maturity assessments, and attack and penetration testing for clients operating in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, technology, retail, aerospace and energy. Before that, he led the establishment of an ISO27001 compliant Information Security Program as the Information Security Officer at First Allied Securities. Chad earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and holds several certifications including ISO27001:2013 Auditor, GSLC, GCCC and GCFE.