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David Cass

Senior Partner, Law and Forensics

  • Education

    MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Cass

Former Appointee: Vice President, Cyber and IT Risk, Supervision Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Why I teach Cybersecurity at Harvard Extension School

The quality and commitment of the students are very high. Creating courses, course materials, and teaching take considerable time, so I want to ensure that the students are equally dedicated.

While this is only my second class at the extension school, many students have stayed in touch via LinkedIn and Twitter. I am always happy to connect with students. The extension school makes a lot of resources available to us as instructors, and fortunately for me, the team is well versed in helping us with these options.

Student Experiences

For the course I teach with Daniel Garrie, we set up a virtual lab environment for our students, giving them hands-on experience working with crucial computer forensics tools and their class and text experience.

More About David

David Cass recently joined Law & Forensics LLC as a Senior Partner. He leads the Cryptocurrency and Digital Banking Practice. David is also a member of the Cyber Security and Forensics Practice. He has extensive experience in financial services regulation, cryptocurrency, digital assets, blockchain, cloud, artificial intelligence, and digital banking. David recently served as a lead regulator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was a member of the Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee.

Before his appointment, David was the CISO & Global Partner of Cloud Security Services. In that role, he had global responsibility for all aspects of cloud security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Security Services Unit. Mr. Cass served as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David has been an active contributor to the FS-ISAC and the European Banking Federation on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms and worked closely with U.S. and International Regulators. David and his team have also led large-scale transformation projects at top international financial institutions. He was part of the team that introduced the first financial services blockchain initiative utilizing the public cloud supported by ten major international banks.

Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier. He led an organization of experienced legal, risk, and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance globally for Elsevier. He also served as the HIPAA officer for Elsevier. David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated FTSE 100 enterprise in the cloud.

David has experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity, and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a vital role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. As the Senior Director of Information Security Risk and Governance for Freddie Mac, David rebuilt the risk and governance function. He developed a team to provide risk assessments, methodologies, tools, services, and training to improve the organization’s capabilities and maturity. Before that, he was Vice President of Risk Management for JPMorgan Chase. He was responsible for providing an accurate assessment of the current risk management state, contributing to the future direction of the organization’s risk management, continuity, and disaster recovery capabilities.

Cass earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Managing Editor, the Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare
  • Key Contributor and Advisory Board Member, SecurityCurrent.
  • Contributor to recent regulatory guidance.
  • The Dirty Truth About Crypto: Money Laundering Made Easier, printed on, and in collaboration with Daniel Garrie and Gail Andler, and David Cass.