The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) Annual Conference exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia and is attended by IT managers, IT security professionals, technical staff, and auditors from Higher Education, K-12, Government, and Law Enforcement. are all encouraged to attend this very informative conference. This year's theme is IOT: The S Stands for Security.
In addition to track sessions, the conference offers an option for additional professional training. This year's course is Security Tactical Operations presented by Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas. Please visit the Program page for more information.
The Virginia Alliance for Security Computing and Networking (VASCAN) is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Shirley Payne IT Security Advancement Award. Details are outlined below. Anyone associated with VASCAN or the broader Commonwealth of Virginia (CoVA) information security community can submit a nomination.
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With over 23 years of experience that spans industry, Doug is a seasoned business practitioner and certified security professional who helps companies meet their objectives for safe, secure and reliable operations while they address security risks that arise as Information Technology and Operational Technology systems converge.
In his current role, Doug directs the business operations and product portfolio for the SANS Institute Industrials & Infrastructure (I&I) group with its mission is to facilitate best-in-class workforce development and training programs that increase the effectiveness of company investments in their people, processes and technologies. Previously, Doug spent over 20 years at Rockwell Automation, most recently as the corporate Director of Product Security and Risk Management where he provided leadership to lay the foundation and build momentum with its industrial security risk management program.
Doug is an accomplished writer, speaker, consultant and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He holds numerous patents and was recognized by The White House for his contributions to the execution of Executive Order 13636 and development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). He also received the 2013 SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity award.