Wednesday 18th December, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
This year, the Global Information Security Workforce Study found that the acute shortage of skilled cyber security professionals is having a global economic impact driven by a combination of business conditions, executives not fully understanding the need for security, and an inability to locate enough qualified information security professionals. More than half of the respondents - 56% - feel that their organizations are short staffed. Two-thirds of CISOs reported feeling short staffed as well. The lack of trained and skilled IT security staff is resulting in frequent and costly data breaches. The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification measures the competence of a security professional against an internationally accepted common body of knowledge encompassing 7 security domains including Access Controls, Security Operations & Administration, Monitoring and Analysis, Risk Response and Recovery, Cryptography, Networks and Communications and Malicious Code and Activity. We will focus on how to take the SSCP domains and use them to become a more valueable security professional through certification and practical application of knowledge.
With over 20 years of experience as both an educator and IT professional, Adam holds over 100 professional IT certifications.
With over 20 years of experience as both an educator and IT professional, Adam holds over 100 professional IT certifications including CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CHFI, CEH, and SCNA. He is the author of five books and has achieved many awards, including EC-Council Instructor of Excellence for 2006-07 and Top Technical Instructor Worldwide, 2002-2003. Adam holds his Bachelors Degree in International Relations and his Masters Degree in International Political Affairs from Florida International University.
Adam currently enables New Horizons largest customers to learn to leverage their portfolio of hardware, software, and services in order to maximize the success of their IT systems and processes. Working with complex technologies and solutions such as SharePoint, Lync, VMware, Enterprise Messaging, Directory Services, Citrix, and DRP/BCP, Adam is able to create a customized roadmap to allow the value of your IT infrastructure investments to be fully realized through industry best practices and sound architectural planning.
Adam has a proven track record extending over 20 years in the IT industry. He has extensive experience in providing technical guidance and architecting solutions for major customers. Adam has held a number of positions during his New Horizons career including CISO, CTO, Consultant, and Solutions Architect. He has been instrumental in implementing numerous projects resulting in increased customer satisfaction, productivity and cost reduction. Adam has been invited to lead projects for companies such as Microsoft, Citrix, Lloyds Bank TSB, Campus Management, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Amadeus, World Fuel Services, and Seaboard Marine.
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