Information Security Events
Special Guest Speaker - Omar Santos
As part of his Summer 2012 course, Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery, Derek Brink invited guest speaker Omar Santos for a special online discussion with GPS students and instructors on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012.
Instructor: Derek Brink, Vice President and Research Fellow for IT Security and IT GRC, Aberdeen Group (a Harte-Hanks Company)
Guest Speaker: Omar Santos, Incident Manager and Technical Leader for the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) at Cisco.
Omar Santos is an Incident Manager and Technical Leader for the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) at Cisco. Prior to his current role, Omar was a technical leader within Cisco's World Wide Security Practice and Cisco's Technical Assistance Center (TAC), where he taught, led, and mentored many engineers within both organizations. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government, including the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Omar is an active member of the security community, where he helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants that are dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructure.
Derek Brink is Vice President and Research Fellow for IT Security and IT GRC, Aberdeen Group (a Harte-Hanks Company).
Derek helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance. He helps solution providers to refine and communicate their value propositions and marketing messages to potential buyers by creating and leveraging fact-based content.
Prior to his current role as researcher and analyst, Derek has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, product management and product marketing with companies such as RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.