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Pokémon Go - What To Tell Employees

  • Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-07-29 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Jacob Wilson, Thomas McHahon, Jennifer Miller, Lance Spitzner

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By now you have heard about the Pokémon Go craze, the game that gets you outside and combines the physical world with the virtual world (called augmented reality). Organizations and security awareness officers have been asking what how is this an issue at work and what should they be telling employees? Join Lance Spitzner and several security awareness officers as they we explain what Pokémon Go is, how it impacts your employees, and most importantly what you should be telling them. Pokémon Go is the perfect opportunity to reinforce the key concepts of mobile device safety and security.

Speaker Bios

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concepts of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked in 20 different countries and helped over 250 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition Lance is a serial tweeter (@lspitzner), avid blogger 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-Chicago.

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller is an Associate Director of Information Security Awareness at Monsanto, responsible for creating a culture of information security awareness and sustaining engagement with global IT partners. As the inaugural individual in Awareness at Monsanto, she built a strategic and scalable program from the ground up that addresses key risk behaviors with the entire Monsanto community. Prior to joining Information Security, Jennifer has served in a diverse variety of IT roles at Monsanto. As Global Trade Systems lead, she drove an initiative to standardize and systematize Monsanto's global trade and compliance processes. In the B2B space, she led an industry-wide project to build B2B connections between seed manufacturers and distributors. Early in her career, she gained invaluable experience as a security engineer.

Jennifer serves on several organizational committees and as an IT Change Agent, responsible for supporting key transformation activities in her organization. In the community, Jennifer is active with several non-profit organizations and in multiple volunteer roles in the Parkway School District.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and a Master's degree in Information Systems Management from Webster University.

Thomas McHahon

Thomas J. McMahon is a resident of southeastern Massachusetts with his wonderful family. Over the course of his career, he has held many different positions within information technology including desktop technician, information liaison, telecommunications specialist, network administrator, and security analyst. Thomas obtained his CISSP certification and holds an MBA in Technology management. Over the last four years, he has focused on security awareness and engagement at National Grid successfully. He has presented his concepts on security awareness many times including the ISF Forum in the UK and the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Collaboration Initiative.

Jacob Wilson

Jake is a former United States Air Force Security Forces member. After the Air Force he worked in Los Angeles, California as a sound editor and mixer in film and television before moving to Oregon. He's the Awareness & Education Coordinator for the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority and is responsible for the administration, development, and presentation of awareness and education materials for over 15,000 employees located throughout the state.

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