Saunders College is hosting the top names in cybersecurity on Mondays in November. They will share their experience and insights on how our cyber world impacts life, business, and exploring cyber careers. Registration is required to receive Zoom webinar details. This week features:
6:00 PM - Chris Nickerson, CEO and Founder at Lares Consulting
- Virtual and Physical Penetration Testing, Tiger Team
7:30 PM - Ben Woelk, ISO Program Manager at RIT
- Gamification and Security Awareness
See below for speaker details.
Chris Nickerson @6:00 PM
Chris Nickerson, CEO of Lares, has spent the last 23 years of his career leading, inspiring, and sometimes irritating, the security industry. With Lares co-Founder Eric M. Smith, he created the unique methodology used at Lares to assess, implement, and manage information security realistically and effectively. Collaborating with a group of other InfoSec researchers, he founded the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and is working with the Red Team Alliance Training Collective to create a certification for Red Team Testing.
Ben Woelk @ 7:30 PM
Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC, is the Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he's developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Awareness and Training Working Group of the Higher Education Information Security Council. Ben is an Associate Fellow and a past president of the Society for Technical Communication.
He holds the CISSP (#379414), CPTC, is a CPTC trainer, and is ITIL v3 certified. Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is adjunct faculty at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Cyber Security Policy and Law, Technical Communication, and Introverts and Leadership.
Prior to joining RIT, Ben provided technical communications and change management consulting to a number of area Fortune 500 companies. His current interests include working with other security awareness practitioners to develop effective security awareness programs and providing mentoring and coaching to new and aspiring introverted leaders, and speaking and presenting workshops on introverted leadership, creating security awareness programs, and technical communication.