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Cybersecurity from an HR Perspective

September 24, 2015

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Cybersecurity is comprised of both technology and people. Human behavior plays a key role in cybersecurity, but how much time do organization’s spend on  the people side of the cybersecurity equation? Join our interactive discussion on September 24th with cybersecurity experts as they share their unique perspectives and experiences within this domain. They will address the pivotal role of Human Resources in predicting, responding, and dealing with the aftermath of security breaches. Human Resources has a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role across multiple domains from hiring cybersecurity talent, implementing Human Resources policies, providing employee education, protecting HR data as well as supporting a culture of cybersecurity across the organization.



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Matthew Rosenquist

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Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Security Group

Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from over 20 years in the field of security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities and organizations which deliver the optimal level of security.  Currently, a cyber-security strategist for the Intel Security Group, he helped in the formation of this industry leading organization which brings together security across hardware, firmware, software and services.

Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24×7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses.  He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel’s strategy planning group, encompassing all security features landing in the PC architecture.  Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and justified the security strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability.  His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks.

Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of information security topics.  He is very passionate about security and information technology, his chosen career path, and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices and information technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

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Mike Walls

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Managing Director, Security Operations and Analysis, EdgeWave Inc.

Mr Walls is a Navy Captain and Naval Aviator bringing over 28 years of experience in Cyber and Aviation Warfare to his position as Managing Director, Security  Operations and Analysis.  During his Navy career, Mr Walls successfully completed three command tours, most recently as Commander Task Force 1030/Commanding Officer Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk, where he reported directly to Commander Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet.  As Commander TF 1030, Mr Walls led one of three Task Forces supporting Commander, Fleet Cyber Command war fighting objectives during a real world cyber operation.  He personally directed forces conducting cyber operations across the global Navy cyber domain including all Navy unclassified networks and websites; oversaw development and implementation of the first Website Vulnerability Assessment capability for the U.S. Navy; directed the U.S. Navy’s cadre of sophisticated cyber security trainers and assessors conducting cooperative (Blue Team) and non-cooperative (Red Team) cyber readiness assessments across the global Navy cyber infrastructure; and provided penetration testing support to the U.S. Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force.  Mr Walls is a combat veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.  He is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science, and a 1996 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research.

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Timothy Hamon
Senior Forensic Examiner, FBI

Tim Hamon is a Senior Forensic Examiner with the FBI. He has conducted hundreds of computer forensic examinations on crimes ranging from homicide and terrorism to Russian mail-order-bride schemes (and everything in between). He now works with the FBI’s Criminal Cyber squad, supporting the squad’s efforts to investigate cyber-related crimes, such as denial of service attacks, computer intrusions and online identity theft.

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Brad Hering

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Marketing Executive, Barney & Barney

Brad joined Barney & Barney in 2011 and currently serves as Marketing Executive in the firm’s Executive Liability Practice Group.  In this role, he manages the group’s marketing team which is responsible for placing insurance on behalf of executives in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Specific solutions include Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability as well as Crime, and Kidnap & Ransom insurance. Brad’s focus is helping the firm’s clients understand and manage the risk that comes with their work as leaders within their organizations. Another facet of this risk is Cyber Liability, a Practice that Brad also helps manage.  Holding confidential information, including Personally Identifiable Information, Protected Health Information, Confidential Corporate Information, presents unique and complex risks.  The firm’s Cyber Liability Practice helps clients navigate the difficult landscape presented to them by holding this confidential information, with the emphasis placed not only on finding the correct insurance solution, but also building proper relationships and maintaining an effective breach response plan.

Brad started his insurance career at Barney & Barney, first interning during college followed by positions as Marketing Associate and then Marketing Specialist in the firm’s Commercial Division. Brad earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from UCLA.



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Jean Center

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CEO and Principal Management Consultant, Center Group

Jean Center is a recognized expert and speaker on a wide range of topics, from retention strategies to recruiting a global workforce to performance-based recognition and reward systems to successful employment separations.  Jean  established the Center Group in 1998 with a mission to bring innovative approaches to the field of talent management. Her expertise is rooted in decades of hands-on experiences as an internal as well as external expert consultant. She has served as President of the Compensation and Benefits Association of San Diego, Executive Director of the San Diego Tech Force, and Advisory Board Member for human resource management certificate programs at both UC-San Diego and San Diego State University.  She is a highly regarded Adjunct Instructor having taught Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Performance Management courses. She is a sought after moderator for management topics including What Millennials Want in the Workplace and C-Level Perspectives of HR. Jean has been quoted in articles for the Electronic Engineering Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Diversity/Careers in Engineering, San Diego Business Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Smart Business Magazine and Details Magazine.  She is the author of Protecting Your Company from Illegal Hiring and Termination Suits and has been a seminar faculty member for the National Institute of Business.

At Brooktree Corporation, a San Diego-based technology company, Jean developed and implemented several unique talent management programs, resulting in an exceptionally energized and engaged employee culture that differentiated Brooktree from its competitors.  Prior to her career in technology, she held key management positions at Mellon Bank Corporation, earned a BS in Business from Robert Morris University, attended Carnegie-Mellon University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and completed the Inter-University Consortium Program at Harvard University, MIT and Tufts University on “Increasing Human Resources Effectiveness.”  Jean holds a certificate in Performance Coaching from the American Society of Training and Development.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

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



Irvine Company Campus
9540 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Pre-Registration: (Pre-registration closes at noon on 9/23/15)
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