Steven Adler

Adjunct Professor

Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Barney School of Business
860.416.0620 A422

Master of Science - Lally School of Technology & Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Science - Ancell School of Business Western Connecticut State University

Steven Adler, CDPSE is the Director of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) with Humana a Fortune 56 global healthcare company accountable for all aspects of our TPRM Program including enterprise strategy, enablement, control and risk management functions for its global enterprise. Areas of focus include cyber/privacy, performance management business and environmental risks.

Steve's engagement model is both risk advisory and business advocacy. Likewise, Steve brings 20 years of healthcare experience to his students in areas of TPRM, compliance, operations, enterprise risk management and audit. Steve's passion and commitment to his students and the Barney School of Business is to bring his professional experiences to the classroom to foster critical thinking, innovative design and enthusiasm with his peers and most importantly his students.

Courses Taught:

  • Negotiation & Conflict Response 
  • Management & Organizational Behavior 
  • Operations Management


  • Gartner Risk Management Leadership Council Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Information Sharing and Analysis Center - Health Sector (H-ISAC)
  • Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC)


The Inside Story on Outsource Planning; Security Management, August 2005

Information Protection Plan for Telecommuting Employees; Security Business Practices Reference Manual; American Society for Industrial Security; 2004

2014 - MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut (Hartford, CT) Topic: Best Practices for Privacy and Security: Protecting Valuable Information and Avoiding Liability

2013 - Rensselaer Polytechnic – Leadership Speaker Series Conference (Hartford, CT) Topic: Transformational Leadership: Leading Through Innovation

2012 - Rensselaer Polytechnic – Leadership Speaker Series Conference (Hartford, CT) Topic: Leading Global Strategies to Deepen and Expand Markets

2004 - American Society for Industrial Security; Annual Nat'l Conference (Denver, CO) Topic: Rethinking Risk Management Practices for the New Millennium

2003 - American Society for Industrial Security; CT. Chapter Conference (Hartford, CT) Topic: Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Impact to Security Management

  • Third Party/Supplier Chain Risk Management
  • Global Business Engagement
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Management/Leadership
  • Business and Technology
  • Privacy Operations