Dana W Adams MBA, CISSP, CPP

Presently a Senior IT Security Consultant working with Public Safety, "Smart City" initiatives and GTAC Chief Development Officer. Dana previously was Director of Security Services at TELUS, a leading International telecommunications company based in Canada. Dana oversaw multiple Canadian and overseas locations responsible for enterprise-wide physical and logical integrated access control systems, audit compliance, corporate investigations, event planning, business continuity, on-board screening programs, and law enforcement liaison work including Lawful Intercept, warrant and subpoena programs.

During his tenure with TELUS, Dana successfully developed and delivered the TELUS security plan for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, established effective partnerships with Law Enforcement and Public Safety, redesigned and implemented a new executive protection program, and developed and delivered asset protection programs for network infrastructure, retail operations, supply chain security and data protection. The Security Services directorate has successfully transitioned from command and control to a strategic consulting partner with internal stakeholders, clients and both provincial and national law enforcement organizations. Ultimately a "Business Enabler" program with focus on an ESRM Enterprise Security Risk Management strategy.

Current Professional Certifications and Affiliations
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) (ASIS International)
    (Board Certified in Security Management)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Current Board of Directors ASIS Foundation
      • Research Committee Chair
    • Current Board of Directors for the Society for Policing Cyberspace (POLCYB)
      • Treasurer
    • Member Telecommunications Advisory Association (TSA)
  • ASIS International - 2018 President Professional Certification Board (PCB)
  • ASIS International - Chair Telecommunication Security Council
  • ASIS International - Chair Security Services Council

Dana actively possesses a Master of Business Administration (University of Redlands - Redlands, CA), and a Bachelor of Arts (California State University Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA)

Previous Positions:
  • Director Corporate Security, Physical Security and Safety for Qwest Communications (Denver, CO)
  • Vice President Corporate Security, Safety, Business Continuity for ACC Capital Holdings Corporation (Orange, CA)
  • Director Corporate Security & Safety for 360networks (Broomfield, CO)
  • Senior Manager Security & Safety Operation for Level 3 Communications (Broomfield, CO)
  • CONTEL/GTE/Verizon Wireless

Dana (dual citizenship: USA and Canada) has demonstrated a proven ability to create strategic partnerships, and lead the business forward though education, influence and risk management planning activities during his 20+ year career in security. His career includes more than 25 years in the Telecommunications Industry complimented by extensive experience serving ASIS International as an active member of various committees and where he was Chair of ASIS' Telecommunications Council and Private Security Services Council.