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2016 Awareness Report - Lessons Learned for Education and State / Local Government

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT (2016-04-14 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Ashley Sudderth, Mark Evans, Lance Spitzner

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The 2016 Security Awareness Report is the most comprehensive, data driven annual report on the state of the security awareness community. Learn the key take aways from this report and how they apply to both higher education and state / local government organizations.

Speaker Bios

Mark Evans

Mark has been working in the areas of information security, network architecture, and IT audit for over 20 years. Mark has been fortunate to manage the Information Security and Compliance program for Salt Lake County for the past 8 years. With 6500 employees, Salt Lake County is the 2nd largest government entity in Utah. Mark manages a team of 7 very talented security analysts who work hard to protect the County's data assets. Mark has found that the support of senior management and informed computer users are two of the best defenses against the dark-side. $1 dollar spent on education is worth $100 spent on technology solutions.

Ashley Sudderth

Ashley is the chief information compliance officer (CICO) at Michigan Technological University. As CICO, she is responsible for the strategic management of the University's information security and compliance program.

Ashley is a certified information systems auditor (CISA) with over 10 years of IT audit experience throughout various industries and service sectors. Ashley also holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security.

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Securing The Human. Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked and consulted in over 25 countries and helped over 350 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition, Lance is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance, frequent presenter, serial tweeter (@lspitzner) and works on numerous community security projects. 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.

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