NDIA New England Vice President Nick DeLena

Nick is a Partner in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Group at PKF O’Connor Davies, which is one of the largest regional accounting firms in New England. Nick leads DGC’s IT Risk Assurance & Advisory practice. DGC is an applicant Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). Nick has more than 20 years of experience providing IT compliance and cybersecurity expertise to clients. In the last five years, Nick has helped over thirty companies across many industries understand, assess, and implement the FAR and DFARS cybersecurity requirements.

Nick is a frequent contributor to industry and trade publications on topics such as cybersecurity, third-party risk, and regulatory compliance, among others. He is a graduate of Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Computer Information Systems and Finance, and a graduate of the IE Brown Executive MBA program, jointly administered by Brown University and IE Business School in Spain.

Nick also holds several leading certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Security+, and the AICPA’s SOC for Service Organizations Advanced Practitioner, among others.