The next HackFormers meeting will be held on Friday, January 15th, 2016 and is free and open to all.
Speaker: Kai Axford
Executive Director of Information Security, Office of the CISO at Optiv Security
Date: Friday, January 15, 2016
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
Why is it so difficult to evangelize our message of security to senior leaders? Likewise, why do we often find it challenging to evangelize the message of Jesus Christ to our friends and family? Compared to the complicated topic of information security, the gospel message is a pretty straightforward one…so why is it so hard when we try and explain it to others?
In the “Teach Security” part of this talk, we will discuss practical tips that can be used to effectively prepare and communicate your security message with senior leadership. In the “Teach Christ” part of this talk, we will learn how to easily explain the message of salvation to others, using the popular Evangelism Explosion approach. In the “Teach Security in Christ” portion of the talk, we will demonstrate some practical illustrations for helping you effectively share the gospel with others and how you can overcome some of your personal anxiety when doing so.
Kai Axford (MBA, CPP, CISM, CISSP, CHFI, PCI QSA), is a Director with the Office of the CISO for Optiv Security and is board certified in security management. In his current role he serves as a trusted security advisor to Fortune 1000 customers and assists them in effectively mitigating risk in their corporate environments. Prior to this role, Kai led a team of penetration testers and conducted exploitation testing, facility breach exercises, and social engineering exercises. Kai has. During his eleven years at Microsoft, he delivered security presentations on a variety of topics around the world and was responsible for discussing and recommending security solutions with security executives. Kai also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Dallas – College of Business MBA program in Cybersecurity for the Penetration Testing course. He previously served in numerous leadership positions with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and participated in several real-world security operations. He is a Christian (by grace), a dedicated Dad (by blessing), and a Green Bay Packers fan (by choice).