Are you ready? Are you prepared? Do you know what your attack surface is? If you’re not confident in answering those questions, your security posture may be showing. In this presentation we’ll discuss the value in securing your organization through your security posture. The value in establishing your organization as a harder target than those around you can get lost in the shuffle of risk management and defense in depth. We’ll define aspects that make up your security posture, ways to measure, and steps to take in order to strengthen your security posture. After this presentation you’ll be better prepared to face the current threat environment.
- How to define your security psoture
- Aspects you can use to measure effectiveness
- Make better security decisions with the whole picture
- We'll use examples from case studies and military operations
About Jacob Bernier
Jake Bernier is a penetration tester for a Fortune 500 company where he conducts infrastructure, system, and application based penetration tests. His test results and subject matter expertise are leveraged to assist the company in remediating findings and improving the security posture. Jake’s past experience includes working for a consulting firm providing information security consulting for financial institutions in the Midwest area. He worked on a variety of engagements to include penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, social engineering, and more. He also helped design a cyber security program at a Fortune 50 company while analyzing and providing expertise on the current threat landscape. Jake is also an adjunct faculty member where he has the opportunity to teach students ethical hacking techniques as well as security fundamentals to prepare them for a career in information security.
About Patrick Tatro
Patrick is the Data Security Manager for Saint Paul Public Schools where he is responsible for building and maintaining their Information Security and Privacy Program. He also served as an Infantry Officer in the Minnesota National Guard. While in the National Guard he served 16 months in Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Leader. During that time he was awarded a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Army Commendation medals, and the Combat Infantry Badge.