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Alex Hamerstone


Alex Hamerstone, QSA, ISO 27001, CISSP, is the Advisory Solutions Director at TrustedSec, and has over a decade of InfoSec consulting experience. Known as a passionate advocate for the clients he works with as well as the security industry as a whole, Alex uses his consulting experience to partner with organizations of all sizes and all verticals, performing assessments, audits, and security program development. Alex’s experience covers a wide swath of industries, including retail, utilities, education, insurance, and healthcare, providing him with a unique view into the ways organizations effectively integrate security into business. Additional areas of expertise include process creation, documentation, regulatory compliance, cloud implementation, security awareness, standards adherence, and international information security regulations. He has presented to many Boards of Fortune 500 companies, showcasing his sought-after ability to articulate the importance of InfoSec to the business. Prior to TrustedSec, Alex was the Compliance Officer for a software company with enterprise customers in over 27 countries that was purchased by Oracle. As Compliance Officer, he was responsible for ensuring that the company complied with a multitude of data security laws and regulations all over the world, as well as ensuring that employees met corporate standards.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
  • ISO 27001 Provisional Auditor


Alex is a constant presence on the national media, with many appearances on Fox News, CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Morning Dose, Cheddar, Huffington Post TV, and multiple local news channels. He is often quoted as an expert in national general interest articles as well as industry publications. A prolific writer, he has written articles for FedTech and Pipeline magazines and is an author of “Wireless Reconnaissance in Penetration Testing,” published in 2012 by Syngress. He is a frequent presenter worldwide at conferences both within and outside the InfoSec industry, with keynote addresses to groups such as ISSA and ISACA. He is especially adept at presenting to industry groups outside of IT and has presented at many conferences including those focused on accounting, manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit.


Alex’s passion for InfoSec goes beyond the technical. He is deeply invested in working with clients to improve their overall security and develop industry-leading programs. He enjoys sharing his insights and experience gained while working with companies of all sizes and verticals.

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