Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that information privacy & data security attorney Dustin Berger has been recognized as an (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This certification demonstrates an individual’s understanding of cybersecurity strategy and its hands-on implementation. It also confirms that the holder has the advanced knowledge and technical skills to design, develop, and manage an organization’s overall security program.

Berger is an attorney in Stoel Rives’ Seattle office, where he counsels clients nationwide on data security, privacy, and employment matters. He also has represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters in trial and appellate courts as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. Berger has been recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Fellow of Information Privacy, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States and Europe, and Certified Information Privacy Technologist. In addition, he holds the CompTIA: Security+ Certification. Prior to entering the practice of law, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for a Denver-area suburban city.

Berger joined Stoel Rives in 2018 in part to add further knowledge and experience to the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group. This cross-industry team includes attorneys who help clients adopt systems and processes to protect their business and personal data and comply with data security and privacy laws worldwide. Team members counsel clients across a wide range of industries, including health care, education, manufacturing, technology, retail, defense, and financial services, regarding their specific needs for policy development, program management, personnel training, forensic audits, breach response, customer notification, insurance coverage, third-party risk management, and transactional due diligence, among other matters.

(ISC)² is a leading, international cybersecurity and IT security professional organization with more than 140,000 certified members. To qualify as a CISSP, candidates must pass an exam and have at least five years of work experience in two or more of the examination’s eight subject matter areas.

(The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and none of the certifications, awards, or recognitions mentioned here are requirements to practice law in the state of Washington. Likewise, Colorado does not certify lawyers as specialists in any field.)