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Security Awareness for Board of Directors

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore and Lance Spitzner
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Overview

Cyber security has become one of the hottest topics in today's board rooms. However, many Board of Directors don't understand cyber security, and that is something they do not like and are not used to. Learn who makes up the typical Board member, what their priorities and concerns are, and how to communicate about cyber security to them. For Board members, learn the key concepts of cyber security and the top questions you should be asking your security officers.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging technologies in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and voice systems “and the occasional ballistic armor installation.” John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.


Lance Spitzner

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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