County Government Cyber: Don’t Let the Roadblocks Stop You – Michael Dent, Richard Greenberg – CSP #116
How is County Government Security different from company cybersecurity? Is it difficult to get funding and attract resources? What are the advantages to working in Country government cybersecurity? Join two experienced County Government CISOS, with experience in leading cybersecurity in two of the largest counties in the U.S, Fairfax County and Los Angeles County.
Richard Greenberg, a well-known Cyber Security leader, evangelist, advisor, and speaker, brings over 30 years of management experience, including 15 years as a CISO. He is an ISSA International Distinguished Fellow, is on their Honor Roll, and is president of the ISSA and OWASP LA Chapters.
You may have heard Richard’s interview as a Cyber Security expert on Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy podcast: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-ron-burgundy-podcast-30270227/episode/cyber-security-47951911/.
Richard is the Founder and CEO of Security Advisors LLC, offering security risk assessments, software security testing, and penetration testing, allowing organizations to continuously assess their internal and external cyber risk posture and meet compliance requirements.
Michael Dent is the Chief Information Security Officer for Fairfax County Government, Virginia. A veteran public servant, Michael joined the County in 2002 after managing the security program for information technology at the Virginia Department of Corrections. Michael is also a military veteran having served in the US Army for 9 years.
Since joining the County, Michael has been the catalyst for establishing the enterprise-wide IT risk management program, by developing a county-wide comprehensive IT security risk and privacy program. He is one of the founding members of the County’s Architecture Review Board, and is currently serving his tenth term as Chairman of the Council of Governments (COG), the Chief Information Security Officers Committee within the National Capital Region (NCR).
Michael currently serves on multiple advisory boards for industry and government entities, providing strategic and thought-provoking cyber leadership.
Michael’s diligent efforts, strategic and visionary leadership has earned national recognition for Fairfax County’s Information Security Program as one of the leading local government programs in the country.
Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.