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So You've Inherited a Security Department, Now What? - Amanda Berlin SecureWV 2016 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

So You've Inherited a Security Department, Now What?
Amanda Berlin
SecureWV 2016

Over the last decade, technology adoption has exploded worldwide and corporations have struggled to keep pace. Usability and revenue creation have been the key motivating factors, often ignoring the proactive design and security required for long-term stability. With the increase of breaking news hacks, record breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks it is our job to not only scrape by with default installs but to secure our data and assets to the best of our abilities. There will always be cases where you will walk into an environment that is a metaphorical train wreck. That has so many fires that you don't know where to even start. This will be a brief overview of topics that we cover in our O'Reilly title "Defensive Security Handbook"

Amanda Berlin is an Information Security Architect for an Ohio based professional services company. She has spent over a decade in different areas of technology and sectors providing infrastructure support, triage, and design. While working the the healthcare sector Amanda has been involved in creating a secure method of Payment Card Industries (PCI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and building a comprehensive phishing and awards based user education program. Amanda is an avid volunteer and has also presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, CircleCityCon, GrrCon, and DEFCON. She is currently working on co-authoring a Blue Team best practices book as well working as part of a team on an open-sourced phishing and user education software package. While she doesn't have the credentials or notoriety that others might have, she hopes to make up for it with her wit, sense of humor, and knack for catching on quick to new technologies.

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