Chief Knowledge Officer, ISACADr. Ron Hale, Ph.D., CISM, is the Chief Knowledge Officer at ISACA. In this position he works with a staff team of subject experts and volunteers from among ISACA’s global membership to develop the products and certifications that support the career advancement of our constituents in information systems audit, cybersecurity, information risk management and the governance of enterprise IT. Hale has professional experience in information and cybersecurity gained as a security manager and as the practice director for Deloitte. Hale was admitted to the Directorship 100 by the National Association of Corporate Directors for his contributions to corporate governance. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in Public Policy from Walden University.