Learn tips and insights from a 20 plus year Information Security professional who has held positions from entry-level technology to executive leadership. Learn what’s really important in a successful Information Security program and how to achieve it. We will look at the following: what to look for in Security tools; the pitfalls to avoid when asking for funds; when to say “no” and why; how to work with direct reports, peers, executives and the Board, plus what to look out for; Policies and how to manage them; Vendor Management and why it’s important; the need to identify Stakeholders correctly; Communications Plan should be a before thought, not an afterthought; and finally how to approach bringing change to your workplace, and getting it to happen.
- Learn what’s really important in a successful Information Security program
- How to work with direct reports, peers, executives and the Board
- Bringing change to your workplace, and getting it to happen
About Walt Swanson
Walt Swanson has enjoyed a rich 20-plus year career in technology that included leading the development of security practices still utilized today. Ethics and the need for strategic decision making has always been his primary focus. His vision has made enterprise wide security initiatives successful in a variety of industries including Retail, Education, Banking, Finance, Government Services and Law Enforcement, including over 15 years with the state of Minnesota in the CISO role. Walt Swanson earned a Master of Business Administration and also holds the prestigious certifications of CISSP and CISM. Walt believes although we have moved into a highly complex and agile society, that as security professionals we must not turn away from simple processes that actually will secure the environment. Tools are just tools, if they are not wielded with expertise.