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BYOD: Get One Step Ahead of the Most Dangerous Threat in Your Network

May 7, 2013

The Security SIG presents…

BYOD is the most top of mind security challenge for technology leadership in 2013. BYOD compliance presents security and audit issues. The proliferation of employee owned laptops, tablets and smartphones lead to a large number of mobile BYOD users accessing sensitive and regulated corporate data. Organizations that do not have effective management and controls in place for BYOD and related WiFi networks and VPNs, along with their related digital certificates and encryption keys, find themselves spiraling into a security and compliance quagmire that could result in breaches, fines and potentially brand damage. Join us on May 7th, 2013 whereby we have an executive panel of San Diego technology leaders discussing BYOD security challenges and solutions.


Neil Palmer
Sr. Director of Technology Services, Tapestry Solutions, Inc. A Boeing Company
Neil’s Information Technology career started in the Healthcare Industry back in 1990s. He worked with several hospitals across the United States designing replacement networks uplifting them to switched 10/100 at their core. For a few years he worked as a contracted Network Engineer for San Diego based companies including SBC Datacomm (Pennant Alliance). He spent time building out the San Diego County public offices Voice and Data networks. He took an IT Management position with American Water (Cal-Am) for 5 years until 2006 when he transitioned to Tapestry Solutions. In Oct 2008 Tapestry was acquired by The Boeing Company and Neil was heavily involved in setting up a Non-Fully Integrated Subsidiary to ISO 27002 compliant Information Systems. In Nov 2008 Boeing purchased another company called FSG with was also folded under the infrastructure of Tapestry. Another acquisition of CDM Technologies occurred in 2010 and the newest addition of Miro Technologies announced in Oct of 2012. Miro and Tapestry are sister companies in a division of Boeing called Logistical Information Management Systems (LIMS). In August 2012 Neil accepted the role of Sr. Director of Technologies Services which includes the management of 6 departments for Tapestry Solutions. These departments are: Information Technology, Information Assurance, Facility Security Office, Software Testing and Evaluation, Software Configuration Management and Total Quality Management Office (ISO and CMMI). Neil is a member of the Leadership Team for Tapestry Solutions and functioning as the IT integration partner for the Miro acquisition.
Bob Cohen
Vice President Information Technology, Cadence Pharmaceuticals

Bob Cohen has served as Vice President, Information Technology for Cadence Pharmaceuticals since November 2010 and as a consultant to the company since October 2006. In 2008, Bob founded RobRay On-Demand Solutions, Inc. which provides virtualized hosted solutions to small and mid-size businesses. From February, 2001 to April, 2006, Mr. Cohen led the Information Technology organization for CancerVax Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of immunotherapy products for the treatment of cancer. Previously, Mr. Cohen was the Chief Information Officer for Web Capital Services, a financial services company and held Information Technology positions at Qualcomm, General Instruments, Ameritech, and Procter & Gamble.

Kevin Rigney
Chief Information Security Officer, Petco
Kevin Rigney is the Chief Information Security Officer for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. headquartered in San Diego, CA. His Information Security role involves the development, implementation and monitoring of the Information Security Program. The goal of the program is to protect customer information, employee information and company proprietary information. Additionally, he is responsible for overall IT Security & Compliance for the business.

Matt Mower
Vice President/CIO, Point Loma Credit Union

Matt Mower is Vice President/CIO for Point Loma Credit Union located in San Diego, California.  Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration.  His experience in technology spans over 25 years with a broad industry background including service, financial, manufacturing, and communications companies.  He is also a member of ISSA, AITP, SIM, and the CIO Roundtable of San Diego.

Jim Matteo
CEO, Bird Rock Systems

Jim Matteo founded Bird Rock Systems in April of 2004. Bird Rock Systems provides computer products, training, and services to enterprise, higher education, and government organizations. Bird Rock Systems was recognized in 2012 for fast growth by the San Diego Business Journal, INC and CRN publications. Jim was previously Director of Sales at Evolv Technologies and Regional Sales Manager at IKON Technology Services. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from Manhattan College.


Bill Unrue, Principal, GTD Acquisitions
Matt Stamper, Vice President, Services, redIT
Bruce Roberts, Formerly SVP Security Programs, Cubic Corporation
Jim Matteo, CEO, Bird Rock Systems
Steve Wallace, CTO, AIS

Tuesday, May 7th 2013

7:30 AM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
8:00 AM Program Begins
9:30 AM Program Ends

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3580 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

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