Marisol Cruz Cain
Areas of Expertise:
- Privacy and data protection
- Information management
- Federal information systems cybersecurity
Marisol Cruz Cain is a Director in GAO’s Information and Cybersecurity team. She oversees work on federal cybersecurity and privacy issues, including specific agencies’ ability to protect privacy, sensitive data, and the computing infrastructure. In addition, she is a Diversity Champion participating in efforts to increase diversity at GAO and facilitating multiple Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion courses in the Learning Center.
Marisol joined GAO in 2005. She has led audits on government-wide cybersecurity, privacy, and information management issues, including reviews of the efficiency of federal privacy programs, the implementation of cybersecurity risk management practices, and the transition to electronic records. She has also led reviews of cybersecurity and IT management/operations at specific agencies, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Federal Student Aid.
Marisol earned a master’s degree in public administration from University at Albany. Marisol has earned a master’s degree in information security from University of Maryland Global Campus. Marisol earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.