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Threat Modeling- Fear, Fun, and Operational — James Robinson (Circle City Con 2014 Videos) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Threat Modeling- Fear, Fun, and Operational — James Robinson
Circle City Con 2014

Abstract: This workshop will provide an overview of threat modeling and different uses. After the overview we will quickly jump into red team/blue team exercises designed to be fun and constructive. The goal of these exercises will deliver a fun and collaborative way to perform and deliver threat modeling in your program and organization. It will also produce working outputs you can take back to your organizations to start to drive your own threat modeling practice.

Bio: James Robinson is a seasoned professional with nearly 15 years of experience in security engineering, architecture and strategy. As director of information security and member of the Office of the CSO for Accuvant, Robinson uses real world experiences to help enterprise-level organizations to solve their security and related business issues. He also develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions that help CXO executives change their security strategies through innovation. He ensures security executive success while aligning to business goals, bringing value to the community.

Before joining Accuvant, Robinson was the security architecture and strategy officer for Websense. In that role, he was accountable for internal security strategy development, innovation and implementation. He previously served as product security officer for Emerson Network Power, a division of Emerson Electric Company, where he built the company’s first product security organization, including program and reference models, which were later adopted by Emerson Electric’s CTO office. While in that role, Robinson also secured a patent for his innovative approach to securing critical datacenter infrastructure. Prior to Emerson Network, Robinson worked for Emerson Electric where he played an integral role in significantly decreasing the company’s risk by developing and executing on a successful security program for 140,000 employees across 1,500 locations. He has held positions of increasing responsibilities with other Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch and State Farm insurance where he ran one of the most successful penetration testing engagements in the company’s history.

Throughout his career, Robinson has helped companies plan, build and run security programs; and has developed solutions for network architecture and application security, penetration testing, incident response, security and risk assessment, forensics and investigations and product security. He attended Webster University where he studied business and management, and holds a number of technical certifications.

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