PRESENTATION AVAILABLE: Building an Information Security Program from nothing
How good is the dog food?
For seven years I managed the Network Security office at MOREnet, an organization that provides high-speed Internet connectivity to the majority of the Higher Ed, Public Library and Public School systems in the State of Missouri with nearly 1100 endpoint networks and over a million actual endpoint devices. We did a lot of training of "best practices" and other ideas of how to secure networks (made a lot of dog food).
I recently changed jobs and am now the Information Security Officer at a small but very fast growing financial services company in Columbia, MO. As the first person dedicated to Information Security I have had a fun, but challenging, first few months. I am now eating the dog food that I used to make and analyzing whether it is wholesome, nutritious and tasty.
This presentation will be an overview of my first 100 days building an InfoSec Program from the ground up. Come and hear how the work in progress is going and what some of the unexpected items I found were and the issues faced with building the program. I will cover everything from Security Awareness training to Vulnerability Assessments. Anyone working in a small or medium-sized business will be able to relate to the challenges and issues that I have found. If you don't have a Fortune 500-sized budget, come and find out how to be as secure as possible without breaking the bank.
Presentation (.pdf file)
Randy is the Information Security Officer for VAMortgageCenter.com in Columbia, MO. He holds the CISSP certification and has been a security practitioner for nearly 15 years. He is a member of the Central Missouri InfraGard chapter, currently serving as immediate past president and membership coordinator. He has coordinated 11 Security Conferences and presented numerous web seminars and conference presentations. He is very well known in the Higher Education, K12 and public library sectors where he has also championed personal Internet Safety for students, parents and community members.