Announcing our Latest Keynote – Dr. Lisa Bradley

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Dr. Lisa Bradley is currently the Senior Program Manager for NVIDIA’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Her responsibilities include the management and resolution of product security vulnerabilities involving all NVIDIA products. She has 5+ years of experience leading PSIRT programs as she previously worked at IBM for 17 years. Lisa has served as a spokeswoman for many tech-related events including 2016-2018 FIRST PSIRT Technical Colloquium, 2017 FIRST Annual Conference, the Security Journey White Belt modules, and helped develop the FIRST PSIRT Services Framework and Training Videos. Lisa received her BA degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science from SUNY Geneseo. She also has a Masters and PhD in Applied Mathematics from NC State University. Outside of her role with NVIDIA, Lisa has been an adjunct professor at local universities for the past 12 years.

Training Session Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Peter Morin will be delivering a full day training session entitled, “Human Security – Understanding Behavior and Building Successful Programs to Protect Your Organization.”

During this one day workshop we will be looking at understanding the security related to human behavior and how to build successful programs to protect your organization. The session will include the following:

  • An overview of key trends related to the top human risks
  • Methods used by attackers to target employees
  • Phishing – how to implement a phishing awareness program including live demos of tools and techniques and how to measure effectiveness
  • Social engineering – methods used by attackers to take advantage of human behavior, and how to test your employees
  • Insider threats – understanding the key indicators of a potential insider-based attack on your organization’s assets

Peter is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting – Cyber Security practice in Canada. He is a senior cyber security professional with over 20 years of experience focusing on information security risk management, penetration testing, cyber threat incident response, malware analysis, and computer forensics. Peter has worked in senior positions for a number of organizations, including a national telecommunications and media company, Fortune 500 cloud-computing company, a recognized cyber security software company and most recently a major US defense contractor.

First Keynote Announced – Bradley Nix

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We are excited to announce our first keynote for the 2018 ISACA Information Security & Risk Conference – Mr. Bradley Nix, Senior Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security – National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and former Acting Director of the US-CERT.

Brad Nix joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2014 and has served as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCERT). In this capacity, he ensured the day-to-day operations aligned with the strategic focus on cybersecurity within the U.S. government. He led efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks. In his current position, he is the senior advisor to NCCIC leadership, lending his expertise to the overall management and strategy of U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information exchange, incident response, and coordination. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Nix served six years as the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.

Mr. Nix has 20 years of IT and consulting experience with both small and large enterprise security programs with a focus on information security program development
and assessments; governance, architecture, technical vulnerability assessments; and
product assessments.Mr. Nix holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an American Council for Technology / Industry Advisory Council (ACTIAC) Fellow and former ACT-IAC Executive Committee Vice President at Large.