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Danger Stewards – Measuring Risk and Predicting the Future for Fun and Profit

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-05-26 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Doc Blackburn

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Overview

Are you having trouble convincing the decision makers in your business to support security initiatives? Are your concerns being ignored? You are not alone! One of the biggest challenges that InfoSec professionals face today is getting leadership to support their activities. There have been many recent cases of security not getting enough resources until after a breach. Unfortunately, many times, the security team is shown the door after the breach because it was considered their fault. Don't let this happen to you.

You know what to do, and how to do it. You know how important it is to your organization. The technology exists to fix your concerns. So, why won't leadership fund it? Find out how to gain support for your activities and receive the support your security initiatives need.

Speaker Bio

Doc Blackburn

Starting in the year 2000, Doc ran a successful IT consulting, hosting, and design firm for 10 years until he found his passion was in IT security and compliance. His well-rounded IT experience includes hardware, software, network design, project management, administration, programming, systems security, and compliance frameworks. He has vast experience at various levels of information technology from technical support/help desk positions to security leadership roles.

He has been heavily involved in the technical design and implementation of NIH approved FISMA compliant information systems. His current work has focused on HIPAA, FERPA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and FISMA compliant systems with an emphasis on IT risk management in enterprise environments. Doc maintains over a dozen IT and security certifications along with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 2002. He currently leads the Risk and Compliance efforts for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

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