[February 2018] The 3rd Face of Insider Threat by Carl Willis-Ford, CSRA Senior Principal

Thursday, February 15, 2018

5:30 PM – Networking & Dinner

6:00 PM – ISSA-NOVA Program

Carl Willis-Ford at CSRAWhile many Insider Threat assessments only include two categories (malicious and unintentional), there exists a strong argument to include a third category, the nonmalicious insider, employees that knowingly violate security policy, but not for malicious purposes. These employees present significant risk that may be at worst overlooked, at best underestimated, and impact both information and physical security.

Participants will hear significant examples of how nonmalicious insiders unwittingly participated in major data breaches by malicious insiders and outsiders. Research-based and practical approaches will be presented for recognizing and managing the nonmalicious insider, resulting in an improved overall security posture.

Carl Willis-Ford was a Navy Nuclear Reactor Operator on fast attack submarines. Since leaving the Navy, he has 25+ years in project management, security training, technical architecture, and data security. He currently works as a Senior Principal – Solution Architect for CSRA (https://www.csra.com). Carl is involved in numerous activities regarding training and awareness programs and cyber workforce development:

  • Advisory Board Member for the National Cybersecurity Students Association
  • Technical Working Group member, NIST’s Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association
  • Working Group, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  • Regular guest lecturer for NASA’s Security Awareness Program
  • Planning committee for the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE)

Carl holds a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Network Security, an M.S. in Technology Management, and is a candidate for a Doctorate of Information Assurance.

His company CSRA is the result of the 2015 spinoff of CSCGov and subsequent merger with SRA International. It has 19,000 employees with the notable success as one of only three Cloud Service Providers that have been granted the vaunted High Impact Level by FedRAMP. Its website is at:   www.csra.com

Location: Atomicorp, 15049 Conference Center Drive, Suite 180, Chantilly, VA 20151


Parking: Attendees may park for free in front of the building.

Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/issa-nova-2018feb15

Actual link is https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1db7385305b24c4f94175a288d091e93

Sponsored by ISSA-NOVA, the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA International

President: John von Ruden

Vice Presidents: Houda Abdelghani, Samson Agidie, Walter Cekala, Constantinos Doskas, Karen Frederick, Raja Medicherla, Raymond Stamps

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