San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Toby Gouker

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
First Health Advisory Solutions

Toby Gouker has nearly 40 years of experience, spanning both industry and academia. He currently directs the engineering management program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and serves at the vice president of strategy and CISO for First Cyber Health Advisory Solutions. Prior to his work at UMBC, Toby served as the provost and chief academic officer for the SANS Technology Institute. He has also held a number of other academic positions over the past 10 years.

In addition to his academic endeavors, Toby has worked extensively in industry. He worked as the chief strategy officer for LongView International Technology Solutions and as chief operating officer for Computer Technology Solutions to build federal healthcare information technology and security practices.

Prior to his federal contracting positions, he was the director of operations at CertisUSA where he managed several biotech facilities; a research and development manager at W.R. Grace commercializing power plant and other source air pollution control products; and a project leader for several synthetic fuels ventures at Exxon Research and Engineering.

Toby received his Ph.D. in applied management and decision sciences from Walden University, his M.B.A. at the University of Houston, and a B.S. in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is also a graduate faculty member at American Graduate University and DeVry University.

June 12, 2018
11:15am - 11:35pm
Grand Ballroom

Clinicians use evidenced-based medicine to make the best decisions about patient care, and, more and more, security professionals are deploying a similar approach to mitigating risk. It’s called data-driven security.

Data-driven security is critical to your success. Just as in medicine where data can triage what patients need treated first, data can drive what actions to take first in your security program. Additionally, data identifies what security measures are most effective, as well as those that fall short, don’t provide sufficient ROI, and should be discontinued. In short, data-driven security show’s what’s working, what’s not, and helps guide resource allocation.

In this session, security expert and educator Toby Gouker, PhD, explains that when it comes to security, as in other fields, what you cannot measure, you cannot manage.  He’ll explain and provide examples of how a data-driven approach to security can strengthen your security posture, gain funding for your program and, importantly, garner long lasting C-suite support.

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