The November HackFormers meeting will be held on November 2, 2012 and is free and open to all.
Lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees. Just register and show up!
Seating is limited, so please Register!
Meeting details are given below.
Speaker: Brian A. Engle
Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Health and Human Service Commission
Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
Topic: Complacent Compliance
Abstract: Do you recall from your childhood the feeling that you had on Christmas afternoon? Not the feeling of anxious anticipation from Christmas Eve, and not the exhilaration of Christmas Morning, but instead the somewhat empty feeling of let down experienced later in the day. After the gifts were all opened, and the joy of what seemed to be an endless parade of toys, there was an inevitable feeling that all of glimmer just wasn’t enough.
Imagine that the legislators and compliance bodies that create regulations as a solution to the failure of risk mitigation might feel this same empty feeling after organizations become compliant. The reality is, there is a presumption that the regulations and compliance requirements are enough, and providing all that is required. Those of us charged with securing information resources are left with the let down. Compliance can create complacency at the lowest bar of security requirements, and the result is data loss, system breaches and the realization that risks are present at levels above acceptable tolerances.
If your spiritual life ends at a point of religious compliance you might be feeling this same Christmas Day let down. Stagnant faith without growth and a lack of a prosperous relationship with our Lord and Savior is like the low bar of security, something that fails to deliver at a level that meets the need.
In this session we will look at the shortcomings of complacent compliance in security and faith and explore a path to greater fulfillment for both.