Security Sherpa to Speak on Securing an Organization at 2012 International Conference on Cyber Security

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Cyber Security expert, John Verry of Pivot Point Security, will present "It Takes a Village... To Secure An Organization.” Drawing on interesting new ways organizations are leveraging information from “them” through real life experiences/examples. Beyond anecdotes, Verry will discuss leading edge strategies to reduce information security risk.

ICCP 2012

ICCP 2012

It Takes a Village... To Secure An Organization

As an expert in Cyber Security, John Verry (Pivot Point Security) takes his role as “Security Sherpa” (guide) quite seriously, believing that security is a path not a destination. Committed to helping entities of all sizes and shapes achieve their security goals, Verry has led hundreds of high-profile security assessments across diverse noteworthy systems in government, telecommunications, critical infrastructure, finance and transportation for over ten years.

A frequent speaker on information assurance, Verry often emphasizes management’s role in controlling information security risk. He writes the Risky Business blog on the Pivot Point Security website and has authored numerous information assurance white papers and articles. Prior to Pivot Point Security, Verry was the primary architect for Police Central, where he developed highly secure criminal justice solutions for some of the United States’ largest law enforcement agencies.

On January 11, At the 2012 International Conference on Cyber Security, John Verry will be speaking about, It Takes a Village... To Secure An Organization. How to leverage your competitors and attackers to be more secure.

Information Security personnel generally think of information security as an “us against them” proposition – but in an increasingly connected world – the line between “us” and “them” is more and more blurred. In the “old” days, security was an insulated concept – something security personnel imposed on everyone else, keeping the village “us” safe from the non-village “them”.

Forward thinking security practitioners realize that there is a great deal to be learned from “them” – information that is invaluable in shaping and contextualizing what we see, how we respond to it, and ultimately in making us more secure. The presentation illustrates interesting new ways organizations are leveraging information from “them” via real life experiences/examples.

The 2012 International Conference on Cyber Security will be held at Fordham University in the McNally Amphitheatre from January 9 - 12, 2012.

Presentation by John Verry from Pivot Point Security: Wednesday, January 11, 2012; 2:15pm – 2:40pm

New York City
McNally Amphitheatre
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

About Pivot Point Security:
Continually evolving technology, business requirements, regulations, and threats make "being secure" and "proving you're compliant" increasingly complex. The only logical response: Simplify. Pivot Point Security makes it easier to prove that you are secure and compliant. Pivot Point Security knows how important compliance is – and your Cyber Security issues. For more information visit


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