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Information security: A primer for business leaders

How safe is your information?

Information technology fuels our modern business processes. And those processes are exposed to an increasingly complex array of information security risks. Addressing those risks is critical to ensuring the ongoing success of our organizations. This presentation introduces information security principles that we can reliably use to better understand and address our security needs. It is an introductory resource for business leaders and managers who are new to information security, but are being called upon to protect and sustain their information systems and the processes that rely upon them.

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the importance of a risk-based approach to information security
  • Understand how basic security principles can be used to protect information and systems in a way that is both effective and cost efficient
  • Learn how to ensure that security controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and meeting security requirements

Who should watch

  • Leaders seeking reasonable assurance that their information security programs are safeguarding their critical business processes
  • Executives looking for proven practices to better understand their information security needs
  • Managers responsible for authorizing the design and implementation of security controls that are commensurate with risk

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Brian Johnson
Senior Vice President,
Technology Services

Brian is an experienced technology executive and consultant with a proven track record of leadership in technology management. As a technology and business leader with more than 30 years of experience, he successfully leverages his technology background, business acumen, and people management skills to help organizations link innovative technology solutions to their strategy and mission.

Brian is a frequent speaker and advisor on technology developments and trends. A certified public accountant, he has extensive expertise in IT risk advisory services and has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified In the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), credentials as well as additional certifications in operations management, systems engineering, and solution development. Brian was named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s CIO of the Year honorees in 2015.