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Establishing a Security Ambassador Program

  • Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00:00 UTC)
  • Cassie Clark, John Haren, and Lance Spitzner
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As awareness programs matures, organizations are asking what is next. How can we go beyond phishing, address multiple behaviors and begin to change culture? How can we scale our limited resources, reach different departments, roles or even different cultures or countries? We are seeing ambassador programs as one of the most effective ways organizations around the world are achieving this. Learn what an ambassador program is, how others are building and leveraging them, and actions you can take and apply to your own organization.

Speaker Bios

Cassie Clark

Cassie Clark is a security community manager for developers within Salesforce. She encourages secure coding at Salesforce by engaging developers through training, initiatives, and incentives. She focuses on building community and infusing culture through her work. She is particularly proud of her use of outdated, nerdy pop culture references.

John Haren

John Haren is an Information Security manager for Diageo. He has built a security awareness and training program over the last five years using the SANS Security Awareness Maturity model as a template. He has had particular success with creation of a security ambassador program for an organisation of 30,000 people in 21 countries. He is an associate lecturer on the post-graduate Information Security module at the Open University in the UK.

Lance Spitzner

Mr. Lance Spitzner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training and awareness. He has helped develop and implement numerous multi-cultural security awareness programs around the world for organizations as small as 50 employees and as large as 100,000. He invented and developed the concept of honeynets, is the author of several books, and has published over thirty security whitepapers. Mr. Spitzner started his security career with Sun Microsystems as a senior security architect, helping secure Sun's customers around the world. He is founder of the Honeynet Project; an international, non-profit security research organization that captures, analyzes, and shares information on cyber threats at no cost to the public. Mr. Spitzner has spoken to and worked with numerous organizations, including the NSA, FIRST, the Pentagon, the FBI Academy, the President's Telecommunications Advisory Committee, MS-ISAC, the Navy War College, the British CESG, the Department of Justice, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has consulted around the world, working and presenting in over 20 countries on six different continents. His work has been documented in the media through outlets such as CNN, BBC, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. He serves on the Distinguished Review Board for the Air Force Institute of Technology, Technical Review Board for CCIED, and the Information Assurance Curriculum Advisory Board at DePaul University. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army's Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Currently, Lance is a certified instructor for the SANS Institute.

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